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Species Acanalonia bivittata - Two-striped Planthopper

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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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Acanaloniidae (Acanaloniid Planthoppers)
Genus Acanalonia
Species bivittata (Two-striped Planthopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanalonia bivittata rubescens (Melichar 1901)(1)
Explanation of Names
Acanalonia bivittata (Say 1825)
Latin 'two-striped' (refers to the stripe along the inner edge of each forewing)
Size
5.23 to 8.4 mm(2)
Identification
Reticulation prominent over all the forewings(2)
usually green (occasionally pink) with broad prominently-veined wings held vertically; reddish stripe along inner edge of wing
Range
e. US (ME-FL west to MN-TX) and so. ON(2)
Habitat
fields, shrublands, wood edges on shoots or leaves of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants
Season
mostly June-Sept (BG data)
Food
polyphagous(2)
Life Cycle
Life cycle stages (MJ Hatfield)
Remarks
the most common and widespread member of the genus
See Also
Reticulation lacking at base of forewings; smaller in size, length varying from 4.2 to 6.2 mm(2)
- Range: sw US
Acanalonia fasciata Metcalf
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(2)
Works Cited
1.A review of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States
Bartlett C. R., O'Brien L. B. & Wilson S. W. 2014. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 50: 1-287.
2.Bartlett C.R. (2012-) Planthoppers of North America