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Species Ceresa festina - Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Ceresini
Genus Ceresa (Buffalo Treehoppers)
Species festina (Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Spissistilus festinus (Say) (1)
Explanation of Names
Ceresa festina Say 1830
6-7 mm(2)
transcontinental: Canada to Central America & W. Indies(2)(1)
many plant species, including most cultivated legumes and grasses, although seldom is the resultant damage considered significant(2)
common in Florida (2)
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