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Genus Thionia

Leafhopper ??? - Thionia simplex Thionia acuta Doering - Thionia acuta Leafhopper Nymph - Thionia simplex Thionia simplex nymph - Thionia simplex Thionia - Thionia bullata ? - Thionia quinquata issid planthopper - Thionia bullata Thionia obrienae Wilson - Thionia obrienae - male
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 Issidae (Issid Planthoppers)
Tribe Issini
Subtribe Thioniina
Genus Thionia
Explanation of Names
Thionia Stål 1859
8 spp. in our area, ~80 total(1)
5.5-8.1 mm(2)
Adult: vertex chevron-like, depressed through middle and with sharply elevated margins; frons typically elongate with elevated margins and three carinae(2)
Thionia bullata            Thionia elliptica          Thionia producta          Thionia quinquata    Thionia simplex

e NA to AZ / s. to SA(1)
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)
Works Cited
1.Bartlett C.R. (2012-) Planthoppers of North America
2.Contribution to the Taxonomy of the Subfamily Issinae in America North of Mexico
Kathleen C. Doering. 1938. University of Kansas Science Bulletin, v.25, No. 20, p.447.