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Species Telamona tiliae - Basswood Treehopper

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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 Telamonini
Genus Telamona
Species tiliae (Basswood Treehopper)
Explanation of Names
In Words by William Whitaker "tiliae' translates to "lime tree". However, as Robin McLeod points out "I'm thinking that the species epithet "tiliae" may refer to the tree genus Tilia, but the most widespread North American species - Tilia americana - is commonly called American Basswood (or American Linden by horticulturalists)."
Internet References
The Insects of Cedar Creek has a photo of a pinned Telamona specimen. They also list T. tiliae as a collected species on their checklist.
The University of Wisconsin also lists T. tiliae in their collection.