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Genus Exitianus

Leafhopper 09.09.05 (2) - Exitianus exitiosus Leafhopper -- Exitianus exitiosus? - Exitianus exitiosus Speckle-headed Hopper - Exitianus exitiosus Gray Lawn Leafhopper nymph with parasite - Exitianus exitiosus leafhopper - Exitianus exitiosus Face - Exitianus picatus - male Bug B 12.7.18 - Exitianus Gray Lawn Leafhopper - Exitianus exitiosus
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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Chiasmini
Genus Exitianus
Explanation of Names
Exitianus Ball 1929
3 spp. in our area, ~43 spp. total(1)
NOTE: the notation citing the taxonomic authority of the species has been inputted erroneously. This is pending correction.
Exitianus exitiosus (Uhler, 1880): transcontinental
Exitianus nigrens (DeLong & Hershberger, 1947): FL; Mexico
Exitianus picatus (Gibson, 1919): southwestern U.S.; Mexico, Central America, caribbean
"There seem to be 2 clusters of barcode sequences in E. exitious, one roughly from CO/AZ west and the other from NM east (there may be some overlap, we have limited sampling). I haven’t looked at them closely enough yet to know if there are morphological differences as well." — Joel Kits comments to Solomon Hendrix
Based on BugGuide and iNat observations, the nymphs in the west also have different/bolder markings than those in the east.
Print References
Hepner, L.W. (1942) A taxonomic revision of the genus Eutettix in America north of Mexico (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). The University of Kansas science bulletin 28: 253–293.