Colladonus clitellarius (Saddled Leaf hopper)
They are attracted to lights and that is where most of these photos were taken. They are very small and hard to focus in my camera. When they see the big of my camera lens they take off in a run or hop to who knows where.
Draeculacephala zeae (Cicadelline Leafhopper)
Occasionally I have found them on plants like this Sharpshooter. Is is about twice the size of the others on this page and had the habit of running to the other side of the stem just as I had it in focus and before I took the photos.
Oncometopia orbona (Broaded-headed Sharpshooter)
They can be found in nearly every habitat that has vascular plants. The adults live for only a few months while they mate and lay eggs. The eggs are inserted into the tissue of the host plant where they are dormant for a while, often overwintering. The young nymphs feed on the plant sap and have about 5 moults before they are mature adults.
I found it interesting that they have an organ at the base of their abdomens called “tymbals” that are used to make sounds. Fortunately they are too faint for us to hear otherwise we would go crazy because there are so many of them.
They are very tiny and range in size from 2 to 30 mm in length. The one below is about 3 mm long.
Typhlocyba apicata (Typhlocybine Leafhopper)