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Species Ribautiana ulmi - European Elm 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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Typhlocybinae
Tribe Typhlocybini
Genus Ribautiana
Species ulmi (European Elm Leafhopper )
Explanation of Names
Ribautiana ulmi (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
3.5-4 mm(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive and now widespread in NA(2)(3)
Season
Adults May-Nov in UK(1)
Food
hosts: mostly elms (Ulmus), also recorded on a dozen other plant genera(2)
Remarks
damages esthetic value of elms
earliest NA record: NY 1886(3)
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