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Species Sibovia occatoria

Leafhopper - Sibovia occatoria Hopper ID - Sibovia occatoria Another Dark One - Sibovia occatoria Sibovia occatoria sharpshooter on red oak - Sibovia occatoria striped brown hopper - Sibovia occatoria leafhopper at light - Sibovia occatoria Yellow-striped Leafhopper - Sibovia occatoria
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 Cicadellini
Genus Sibovia
Species occatoria (Sibovia occatoria)
Explanation of Names
Sibovia occatoria Say 1830
Identification
The reddish form was once thought to be a different species but Andy Hamilton says, "It now appears that this is a species with 2 color forms, one more common in the east and the other much more common in the west."
Range
se. US to the neotropics