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Species Hortensia similis - Common Green Leafhopper

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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 Cicadellini
Genus Hortensia
Species similis (Common Green Leafhopper)
Explanation of Names
Hortensia similis (Walker 1851)
Size
5-10 mm
Identification
distinctive pattern of black dots and lines on top of head; several longitudinal lines run most of length of forewing, with a band of 4 clear or grayish cells at apex; anterior half of pronotum with black markings, posterior half unmarked; scutellum triangular with several small black dots and lines
Range
so. US (FL-?CA) to S. America
Habitat
vegetation surrounding sugar cane plantations, in citrus orchards, commercial bean fields...
Food
may feed on citrus trees; also on leaves of Vigna unguiculata
Remarks
may damage citrus trees
vector of the hoja blanca virus in rice in Central and South America (causes yellowed leaves, stunted growth, and sterile flowers in rice)
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