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Species Oncometopia hamiltoni

leafhopper? - Oncometopia hamiltoni Oncometopia clarior? female - Oncometopia hamiltoni - female Oncometopia clarior - Oncometopia hamiltoni Oncometopia clarior ? - Oncometopia hamiltoni Oncometopia clarior? - Oncometopia hamiltoni Oncometopia hamiltoni? - Oncometopia hamiltoni Oncometopia hamiltoni? - Oncometopia hamiltoni Oncometopia hamiltoni
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 Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Oncometopia
No Taxon (subgenus Oncometopia)
Species hamiltoni (Oncometopia hamiltoni)
Explanation of Names
Oncometopia hamiltoni Rakitov, 2016
patronym for Canadian entomologist Andy Hamilton
Size
Males are 9.1-11.4 mm, females 10.3-11.4 mm.
Identification
wings can be light blue, violet, or pink (1)
Range
Gulf Coast Plains, c. TX, to Veracruz, Mex. - Map (Rakitov, 2016)(2)
Season
yr round (BG data)
Remarks
For basically half a century, what is now O. hamiltoni was misidentified as being O. clarior. Rakitov's 2016 paper fixed this issue and split out O. hamiltoni. So everything that was previously known as O. clarior in Texas is now O. hamiltoni. O. clarior occurs as far north as Monterrey, MX it seems (based on an iNaturalist record). O. clarior is a hyper variable species (well, a complex of species) and some individuals can even externally be identical to O. hamiltoni or O. orbona, but it is not yet known from the United States.
Print References
Rakitov, R.A. (2016) The Oncometopia orbona species group (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Proconiini). Zootaxa 4168 1: 109-133. (Link)