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Species Aphrodes costatus

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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 Aphrodinae
Genus Aphrodes
Species costatus (Aphrodes costatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphrodes costatus (Panzer, 1799)
5.5-8.0 mm (1)
Male ochreous-brownish, with yellowish vertex. and brownish traverse bands at the anterior and posterior margins. Female ochreous-yellow, irregularly spotted with fuscous. There is extensive variation, as some female are entirely pale, while others are uniformly dark. Note: The size of this species, the traverse banded pronotum on the male, and the genitalia are distinctive. (1)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - image of pinned DNA supported specimen (2)
Works Cited
1.Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of Canada and Alaska
Bryan P. Beirne. 1956. The Canadian Entomologist, Volume LXXXVIII, Supplement 2.
2.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)