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Species Rhytidodus decimaquartus

Leafhoppers - Rhytidodus decimaquartus
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 Idiocerinae
Genus Rhytidodus
Species decimaquartus (Rhytidodus decimaquartus)
Explanation of Names
Rhytidodus decimaquartus (Schrank 1776)
Size
6-7 mm(1)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive elsewhere; in our area, (NF-ON, BC, much of the US)(2)(3)(4)
Food
feeds only on Populus nigra, which (when not the familiar variety "Lombardy poplar") can look a lot like P. deltoides, but the leaves are wider
Remarks
earliest record in our area: CT 1909(3)
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