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Species Paraphlepsius irroratus - Bespeckled Leafhopper

Leafhopper - Paraphlepsius irroratus Paraphlepsius? - Paraphlepsius irroratus Leafhopper - Paraphlepsius irroratus Speckled leafhopper - Paraphlepsius irroratus Cicadellidae - Paraphlepsius irroratus Paraphlepsius irroratus - female Paraphlepsius ? - Paraphlepsius irroratus Blue-tinted leafhopper - Paraphlepsius irroratus
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 Deltocephalinae
Tribe Pendarini
Genus Paraphlepsius
No Taxon (subgenus Sabix)
Species irroratus (Bespeckled Leafhopper)
Other Common Names
Irrorate Leafhopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paraphlepsius irroratus (Say, 1830)
Explanation of Names
Latin irroratus 'bedewed, covered with granules'(1) -- "besprinkled"
5.5-6.0mm (2)
A rather slender species, rather uniform in color, but sometimes with the vertex and scutellum paler than the pronotum and forewings. (2)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of Canada and Alaska
Bryan P. Beirne. 1956. The Canadian Entomologist, Volume LXXXVIII, Supplement 2.