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leafhopper - Macrosteles quadrilineatus

leafhopper - Macrosteles quadrilineatus
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 24, 2007

Moved from Macrosteles fascifrons.

Andy Hamilton sent me this information today :
Macrosteles quadrilineatus, the aster leafhopper, is a polyphagous pest.
Macrosteles fascifrons is a name formerly (and incorrectly) applied to the above; it is now restricted to a Juncus-feeding species of the Canadian zone.

Thanks Claude
This one in Massachusetts must be a little too far south to be M. fascrifrons.

Moved from Leafhoppers.

Macrosteles fascifrons
The aster leafhopper. The long, narrow wings (more than 4 times as long as wide) are characteristic, as are the 4 bars and 2 spots on the head.

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