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Photo#123959
Hopper nymph - Scaphoideus incisus

Hopper nymph - Scaphoideus incisus
Harms Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 2, 2007
Size: ~3.5 mm
These little guys were everywhere yesterday. We saw them on Solidago altissima, Potentilla simplex, Fragaria virginiana, Asclepias syriaca and Fraxinus pensylvanica. Don't know which ones they were actually feeding on, or if they are just not selective. We're thinking this is Scaphoideus, based on the transverse banding.

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Moved
Moved from Scaphoideus.

Scaphoideus incisus
Nymphs of this genus have prominent spines near the tip of the abdomen. The color varies greatly, from crossbands to longitudinal stripes. Yours is the first record that indicates maybe the nymphal color patterns are species-specific (i.e., not variable). Your record is also valuable because your particular species must be a generalist, whereas many others are host-specific.

We now have an adult with associated nymphs.

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