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Photo#511381
Leopard-patterned hopper - Eupteryx decemnotata

Leopard-patterned hopper - Eupteryx decemnotata
Alameda County, California, USA
May 2, 2011
Size: 2.7 mm to wingtips
On mint, afternoon.

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Leopard-patterned hopper - Eupteryx decemnotata Leopard-patterned hopper - Eupteryx decemnotata

whoa!
youre the BOSS girl! now ill have to look at leafhoppers.

colossal. thanks for the awesome addition to the fauna!
Moved from Leafhoppers.

Eupteryx decemnotata
This is a new record for North America. I hope you saved the specimen, or can find another, to verify the record.

 
may be a county record
recorded in CA in 2008(1); see also this 2009 LA Co. flyer

 
I didn't save it
but I went to the mint plant just now and got two more. They're in the freezer. Probably the same kind, but they're so small that I can't compare their markings against the photos without magnification.

 
head markings
E. melissae has 3 dark spots on the head; E. decemnotata has 4 large ones and a couple of finer lines in front of these, right at the margin of the crown. The similar E. zelleri (in Europe) lacks the lines on the crown margin.

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