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Species Spissistilus festinus - Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper

Hopper nymph - Spissistilus festinus Green hopper - Spissistilus festinus Ceresa sp.? - Spissistilus festinus treehopper - Spissistilus festinus Tree hopper - Spissistilus festinus Stictocephala? - Spissistilus festinus Spissistilus festinus - male Spissistilus festinus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Ceresini (Buffalo Treehoppers)
Genus Spissistilus
Species festinus (Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Ceresa festina Say 1830
Stictocephala franciscanus
Explanation of Names
Spissistilus festinus (Say) (1)
Numbers
Size
6-7 mm(2)
Range
transcontinental: Canada to Central America & W. Indies(2)(1)
Food
many plant species, including most cultivated legumes and grasses, although seldom is the resultant damage considered significant(2)
Remarks
common in Florida (2)
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