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Species Neoaliturus tenellus - Beet Leafhopper

Neoaliturus tenellus - female leafhopper - Neoaliturus tenellus Unknown leafhopper - Neoaliturus tenellus Beet Leafhopper - Neoaliturus tenellus - female Beet Leafhopper - Neoaliturus tenellus - female Which Leafhopper is this? - Neoaliturus tenellus Which Leafhopper is this? - Neoaliturus tenellus Which Leafhopper is this? - Neoaliturus tenellus
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 Deltocephalinae
Tribe Opsiini
Genus Neoaliturus
Species tenellus (Beet Leafhopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Circulifer tenellus
Explanation of Names
Neoaliturus tenellus (Baker 1896)
Identification
Females are easily recognized by the dark-margined notch at the base of the ovipositor that looks exactly like a burn mark left on the edge of a table from a lit cigarette. Males are equally distinctive from the underside, having truncate "plates" (the terminal flaps that protect the genitalia look as if they have been cut off transversely). (Comment by Andy Hamilton).
Range
native to the Middle East, adventive in our area; overwinters only on CA coast(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: 1896(1)