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Unknown leafhopper - Otiocerus reaumurii

Unknown leafhopper - Otiocerus reaumurii
Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
September 28, 2015
A pretty little leafhopper on a tree trunk near the Kentucky River.

Moved
Moved from Otiocerus kirbyii.

 
So...
...kirbyii is now reaumurii? Or were all of the supposed kirbyii specimens simply misidentified?

 
Misidentifed
As near as I can tell, all the specimens were just misidentified. kirbyi is apparently a very pale species, with the band relatively faint.
http://www.dpr.ncparks.gov/bugs/view_1.php?id=14551
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3082965/

 
Interesting
According to this site, kirbyii has been found from Nova Scotia to Texas. Seems odd that suddenly we've got none. Something to look for, I guess. :)

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Our first record from KY. Thanks for posting--and welcome to BugGuide!