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Species Pintalia vibex

Pintalia vibex dark brown hopper with spots - Pintalia vibex Pintalia vibex Kramer - Pintalia vibex Pintalia, possibly P. vibex, for confirmation. - Pintalia vibex Planthopper - Pintalia vibex planthopper - Pintalia vibex Planthopper - Pintalia vibex planthopper - Pintalia vibex
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 Fulgoromorpha (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Delphacoidea
Family Cixiidae (Cixiid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Cixiinae
Tribe Pintaliini
Genus Pintalia
Species vibex (Pintalia vibex)
Explanation of Names
Pintalia vibex Kramer 1983
Size
♂ 5.8-7.2 mm, ♀ 6.8-7.8 mm(1)
Identification
this is the most laterally compressed Cixiid, one with a less obvious white stripe down the back than the more common P. delicata. (Dr Hamilton, 21.vii.2007)
Range
e. US (MD-FL to IL-KS-TX) - Map (2)(3)
See Also
Pintalia gurneyi Kramer, 1983
- Range: se US, uncommon
Det. C.R. Bartlett
Print References
Kramer, J.P. 1983. Taxonomic study of the planthopper family Cixiidae in the United States (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 109: 1-57.
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(2)