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Species Perkinsiella saccharicida - Sugarcane Planthopper

Piggyback bugs, side view - closeup of passenger - Perkinsiella saccharicida Piggyback bugs, dorsal view - closeup of passenger - Perkinsiella saccharicida Delphacid Planthopper - Perkinsiella saccharicida
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 Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Genus Perkinsiella
Species saccharicida (Sugarcane Planthopper)
Other Common Names
Sugarcane Delphacid(1), Sugarcane Leafhopper
Explanation of Names
Perkinsiella saccharicida Kirkaldy 1903
native to se. Asia, adventive in NA (FL-TX) and on several tropical islands worldwide(2)(3)
earliest NA record: FL 1980; pest of sugar cane(1)