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Species Metadelphax propinqua

Planthopper - Metadelphax propinqua - male Delphacid? - Metadelphax propinqua - female Delphacid - Metadelphax propinqua Unid. Planthopper - Metadelphax propinqua Unid. Planthopper - Metadelphax propinqua Metadelphax propinqua Metadelphax propinqua Metadelphax propinqua
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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Genus Metadelphax
Species propinqua (Metadelphax propinqua)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toya propinqua
Explanation of Names
Metadelphax propinqua (Fieber 1866)
propinqua 'near'
Identification
head narrow; wings have a dark mark where they meet over abdomen; large leaflike calcar ("spur") on hind leg [adapted from K.G.A. Hamilton's comments]
Range
cosmopolitan (esp. in tropics and warm temperate regions); adventive in the New World (Canada to Argentina), native to w. Palaearctic and so. Asia(1)(2)
Food
reported on ~15 grass species, incl. sugarcane, barley, Bermuda grass, maize, and rice(2)
Remarks
earliest NA record: CA 1880(3)
See Also
Javesella pellucida has wider head, and wings lack dark mark where they meet over abdomen
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(2)