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Species Opsius stactogalus - Tamarix Leafhopper

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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 Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Opsiini
Subtribe Opsiina
Genus Opsius
Species stactogalus (Tamarix Leafhopper)
Explanation of Names
Opsius stactogalus Fieber 1866
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)
most NA records from sw US - Map (2)
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)
on saltcedar (Tamarix)
Works Cited
1.Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of Canada and Alaska
Bryan P. Beirne. 1956. The Canadian Entomologist, Volume LXXXVIII, Supplement 2.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)