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Species Pintalia vibex

Mystery bug - Pintalia vibex cixiid planthopper - Pintalia vibex Pintalia? - Pintalia vibex Pintalia - Pintalia vibex dark brown hopper with spots - Pintalia vibex Pintalia vibex Kramer - Pintalia vibex planthopper - Pintalia vibex Pintalia delicata or P. vibex? - Pintalia vibex
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
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Cixiidae (Cixiid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Cixiinae
Tribe Pintaliini
Genus Pintalia
Species vibex (Pintalia vibex)
Explanation of Names
Pintalia vibex Kramer 1983
♂ 5.8-7.2 mm, ♀ 6.8-7.8 mm(1)
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)
e. US (MD-FL to IL-KS-TX)(2)