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Species Acanalonia conica

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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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Acanaloniidae (Acanaloniid Planthoppers)
Genus Acanalonia
Species conica (Acanalonia conica)
Explanation of Names
Acanalonia conica (Say 1830)
Greek konikos 'conic' (refers to the pointed head)
Size
ca. 6 mm
Identification
similar to A. bivittata but has a pointed head and usually lacks stripes along the inner edge of the forewings. There are 2 small black dots between the wings.


The only green humpbacked nymph (Dr Hamilton, 2.viii.2007)
Range
e. US (CT-FL to NE-TX) & so. ON(1), recently introduced to Italy(2)
Food
polyphagous(1)
See Also
Two-striped Planthopper has a rounded head and usually a reddish stripe along the inner edge of the forewing
Print References
Pechuman, L.L. and A.G. Wheeler. 1981. Northern range extension of Acanalonia conica (Homoptera: Acanaloniidae). Entomological News 92: 98-100.
Wilson, S.W. and J.E. McPherson. 1981. Life histories of Acanalonia bivittata and A. conica with descriptions of immature stages. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 74(3): 289-298.
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(1)
Works Cited
1.Bartlett C.R. (2012-) Planthoppers of North America
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.