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leafhopper - Flexamia areolata

leafhopper - Flexamia areolata
Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 28, 2007
Found in the grasses in a sandy area.

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leafhopper - Flexamia areolata leafhopper - Flexamia areolata

State record!
This one must be moving north. Don Chandler will have to keep an eye out for this one in NH, since Dunstable is right on the NH border.

Flexamia areolata
The oblique black dashes along the wing edges are "reflexed" crossveins, characteristic of this genus. F. areolata is the only one with bold "eye spots" on the wings. It is a specialist on lovegrass, Eragrostis spectabilis; the "eye spots" mimic the little black seeds of the grass.

This is a new state record. It has been taken as far north as CT on the Atlantic coast.

for me please. While I may not know the names, I usually know when I haven't seen species before.

I thought you might want this one
so I did save it.

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