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Species Javesella pellucida

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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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Genus Javesella
Species pellucida (Javesella pellucida)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Javesella pellucida (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Delphacodes pellucida Fabricius, 1794
Explanation of Names
pellucida - Latin for 'transparent' (1)
8 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
brachypterous 2.1-3.4 mm, macropterous 4-5 mm
The dark ring around the tip of the first antennal segment is distinctive for this common insect. (per Andy Hamilton)

Dets. A. Hamilton
head wider between eyes than in Isodelphax or Toya propinqua; wings lack dark mark where they meet over abdomen; antenna darker at base than at expanded tip of second segment (before the bristle); large leaflike calcar (spur) on hind leg. [adapted from Dr Hamilton's comments]
CA-FL-NF-AK / W. Indies (3)(4)(BG data); (holarctic) (5)
one of our most widespread common Delphacid species, second only to Muirodelphax arvensis (comment per Andy Hamilton)
wet habitats, cultivated fields, sedge meadows
mostly: Jun-Oct (BG data)
even May-Aug in YT! (6)
polyphagous on a grasses, sedges, and bulrushes; also uses certain conifers and horsetails in Europe (7)
Life Cycle
one generation per year in the north, and two in the south; overwinters as a nymph
vector of European wheat striate mosaic virus (EWSMV), a pathogen of several cereals
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Dmitriev D.A. (2003-) 3I interactive keys and taxonomic databases
4.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
5.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
6.Delphacid planthoppers of the Yukon
S.W. Wilson. 1997. pp. 377–385 in: H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Ottawa. 1034 pp.
7.Bantock T., Botting J. (2010-) British Bugs, an online identification guide to UK Hemiptera