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Species Idiocerus stigmaticalis

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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 Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Idiocerinae
Genus Idiocerus
No Taxon (subgenus Idiocerus)
Species stigmaticalis (Idiocerus stigmaticalis)
Explanation of Names
Idiocerus stigmaticalis Lewis 1834
6-7 mm(1)
The very large appendix (membranous flap on the wing tip) and very short head indicate Idiocerus; the way the crossveins align on the wing tip indicates the species. -- Andy Hamilton
native to, and widespread across Europe, adventive in NA(2), now widespread in ne. US & adjacent Canada (NF-ON)(3)
Jul-Oct in the UK(1); this and other related species of Idiocerus overwinter as adults, becoming sexually mature in spring. -- Andy Hamilton
hosts: willows(1)
earliest NA record: MA 1924(2)
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