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Species Caliscelis bonellii

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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 Caliscelidae (Piglet Bugs)
Genus Caliscelis
Species bonellii (Caliscelis bonellii)
Explanation of Names
Caliscelis bonellii (Latreille 1807)
Identification
distinctive: strong sexual dimorphism, front legs greatly modified(1)
Range
adventive in CA-OR (1)(2)(BG data); native to Europe/Mediterranean
Food
Known hosts: Cynodon dactylon (Bermudagrass)(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: CA 1965(2)