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Species Phera insolita

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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 Phera
Species insolita (Phera insolita)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homalodisca insolita (Walker 1858)
Explanation of Names
Phera insolita (Walker 1858)
Identification
The distinguishing feature of this genus is the elongate prothorax, with the sides (propleuron) edged with a ridge under the pale band (Burks & Redak 2003). This species was transferred to Phera long ago (Fowler 1894) and its separation from Homalodisca is supported by its very different nymph. --K.G.A. Hamilton, 28.x.2010