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Species Opsius stactogalus - Tamarix Leafhopper

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Classification
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 Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Opsiini
Genus Opsius
Species stactogalus (Tamarix Leafhopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Opsius stactogalus Fieber 1866
Identification
Adult: Vertex and scutellum yellowish-green ● pronotum yellowish-green anteriorly, green posteriorly ● FW green with appendix and apical cells light brownish ● costal margin whitish, often with a few blackish dots. (1)
Range
native to the warmer parts of the Palaearctic, introduced into NA at several localities (TX, CA, NJ...) in early 1900s and by 1939 was widespread throughout so. & e. US as far as MN, then reached e. Canada (ON) and BC (Hamilton 1983b)
Food
on saltcedar (Tamarix)
Works Cited
1.Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of Canada and Alaska
Bryan P. Beirne. 1956. The Canadian Entomologist, Volume LXXXVIII, Supplement 2.