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Species Paraulacizes irrorata - Speckled Sharpshooter

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Classification
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 Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Paraulacizes
Species irrorata (Speckled Sharpshooter)
Explanation of Names
Paraulacizes irrorata (Fabricius 1794)
irrorata = 'sprinkled'
Size
12 mm(1)
Identification
Nymph: hairy face and short hind legs are characteristic.
Range
so. ON & e. US to Mexico(2)(3)
Food
Asteraceae: Cirsium altissimum (tall thistle), Cirsium sp., Conyza canadensis (horseweed), Lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce), Silphium integrifolium (wholeleaf rosinweed); Poaceae: Elymus virginicus (Virginia wild rye), Sorghum sp. (cultivated sorghum).
Life Cycle
They overwinter as adults, lay eggs in the spring.
Remarks
egg parasitized by a mymarid wasp, Gonatocerus fasciatus (Tipping et al. 2006)
Print References
Mason C.E., Yonke T.R. (1971) Life history of four Draeculacephala species and Paraulacizes irrorata (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 64: 1393-1399.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
Stephen A. Marshall. 2006. Firefly Books Ltd.
2.Dmitriev D.A. (2003-) 3I interactive keys and taxonomic databases
3.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.