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Species Coelidia olitoria

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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 Coelidiinae
Genus Coelidia
Species olitoria (Coelidia olitoria)
Explanation of Names
Coelidia olitoria (Say 1830)
Numbers
2 subspecies + an intermediate form
Size
6-8 mm
Identification
Adult: variably light brown to grayish or bluish, sometimes yellowish or brownish-yellow throughout
nymphs

adults

Females of the typical subspecies always have pale wing bands, while males are a chocolate to rusty brown without pale markings. But in the southern and Atlantic seaboard subspecies floridana, in which the wings are orange, females have the bands only faintly indicated if at all. -- Andy Hamilton, 24.xii.2007
Range
e. NA: C. o. olitoria e. US and se. Canada (QC-ON), C. o. floridana se. US(1)
Remarks
C. o. olitoria is a vector of the disease, strawberry pallidosis; the form "borealis" is intermediate between C. o. olitoria and C. o. floridana (which is uniformly orange and shorter than C. o. olitoria). [Andy Hamilton]
Works Cited
1.A review of the leafhopper genus Jikradia with descriptions of four new species (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)
C. Godoy, M. W. Nielson. 1998. Rev. biol. trop 46(3): 739-748.