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Genus Balclutha

Leafhopper - Balclutha rubrostriata leafhopper - Balclutha abdominalis Balclutha nymph I - Balclutha Leafhopper - Balclutha abdominalis - male Unknown Long-Bodied Hopper - Balclutha Leafhopper at porch light - Balclutha Balclutha incisa? - Balclutha Balclutha?? - Balclutha
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 Deltocephalinae
Tribe Macrostelini
Genus Balclutha
Explanation of Names
Balclutha Kirkaldy 1900
16 spp. in our area(1), >110 spp. total(2)
NOTE: the notation citing the taxonomic authority of the listed species may have been inputted erroneously. This is pending correction.
Hawaiian species are included in this list, Puerto Rican ones are not
Balclutha abdominalis (Van Duzee, 1892): transcontinental U.S. and Canada to Argentina
Balclutha arctica Beirne, 1950: YT to Mexico
Balclutha caldwelli Blocker, 1967
Balclutha diluta Blocker, 1967
Balclutha flavescens (Baker, 1903)
Balclutha frontalis (Ferrari, 1882): cosmopolitan
Balclutha fuscifrons Knight & Webb, 1988: HI
Balclutha grandis Namba, 1956: HI
Balclutha impicta (Van Duzee, 1892): transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Balclutha incisa (Matsumura, 1902): cosmopolitan
Balclutha knulli (Davidson & DeLong, 1935): TX; Cuba
Balclutha lobata Namba, 1956: HI
Balclutha lucida (Butler, 1877): cosmopolitan
Balclutha neglecta (DeLong & Davidson, 1933): transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Balclutha nevadensis (Baker, 1903): NV
Balclutha nigriventris Knight & Webb, 1988: HI
Balclutha peregrina (Kirkaldy, 1910): HI
Balclutha phoxocephala Namba, 1956: HI
Balclutha plutonis (Kirkaldy, 1910): HI
Balclutha punctata (Fabricius, 1775): cosmopolitan
Balclutha rosacea (Osborn, 1929): southeastern U.S.; Caribbean
Balclutha saltuella (Kirschbaum, 1868): cosmopolitan
Balclutha timberlakei (Osborn, 1935): HI
Balclutha tricolor (Gmelin, 1789)
Balclutha usitata Namba, 1956: HI
Balclutha volcanicola (Kirkaldy, 1910): HI
documented to use grasses and sedges as host plants (Morgan et al. 2013)
Print References
Morgan, A.R., A.J. Smith-Herron, and J.L. Cook. 2013. Rapid spread of Balclutha rubrostriata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Texas and southwestern Louisiana, USA with notes on its associated host plants. Florida Entomologist, 96(2): 477-481. (Full Text)