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Species Thionia elliptica

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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 Fulgoromorpha
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Issidae (Issid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Thioniinae
Genus Thionia
Species elliptica (Thionia elliptica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thionia elliptica (Germar, 1830)
Size
7 mm to 7.5 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: Distinguished from other species in the genus by the greater proportional width of the tegmina; the deeply concave basal margin of the frons; by having only one longitudinal carnia on the frons which extends down the median line and is sharply elevated, and by the very deeply concave vertex with its greatly elevated anterior corners. The general color is a yellowish or greenish-tan, speckled with brown. In addition, the clavus of each tegmen through its middle third bears a triangle of dark brown and has a dark apex. (1)
Range
e. US (TX-GA-NJ-MO), Ont.(2)(3)
Food
Known host plants: Quercus ilicifolia (bear oak, Fagaceae), Q. marilandica (blackjack oak) (3)
Print References
Wheeler, A.G., Jr. and S.W. Wilson. 1987. Life history of Thionia elliptica (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea) with description of a new Thionia species from Texas. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 95: 440-451.
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(3)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (4)