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Species Metadelphax propinqua

Stenocranus? - Metadelphax propinqua Planthopper - Metadelphax propinqua - male Planthopper - Metadelphax propinqua Delphacid? - Metadelphax propinqua - female Delphacid Planthopper - Metadelphax propinqua Metadelphax propinqua - female Metadelphax propinqua - female Metadelphax propinqua
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Genus Metadelphax
Species propinqua (Metadelphax propinqua)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toya propinqua
Explanation of Names
Metadelphax propinqua (Fieber 1866)
propinqua 'near'
head narrow; wings have a dark mark where they meet over abdomen; large leaflike calcar ("spur") on hind leg [adapted from K.G.A. Hamilton's comments]
cosmopolitan (esp. in tropics and warm temperate regions); adventive in the New World (Canada to Argentina), native to w. Palaearctic and so. Asia(1)(2)
reported on ~15 grass species, incl. sugarcane, barley, Bermuda grass, maize, and rice(2)
earliest NA record: CA 1880(3)
See Also
Javesella pellucida has wider head, and wings lack dark mark where they meet over abdomen
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(2)