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Dark Blue to smoky gray leafhopper with green legs - Gypona

Dark Blue to smoky gray leafhopper with green legs - Gypona
6 miles NW Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
August 27, 2006
This leafhopper is on a Blanketflower petal (Gaillardia aristata) in the CO foothills at ~6400' elevation. Head, thorax and scutellum dark blue, wings smoky blue, legs apple green. Thorax has a white lateral margin. Any help with this leafhopper is most appreciated.

Moved from Gypona contana.

Gypona sp
Thank you for your revised identification. It is much appreciated.

no problem. I was cleaning up some of the taxonomy on here. I put your photo back at genus level because G. melanota and G. verticalis are both options in Colorado.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Leafhoppers.

Gypona condata
Thanks so much for this ID. It seems most likely. Although this was seen in the foothills, we occasionally see prairie insects. The western edge of the prairie is just 6 miles by road downhill at Lyons.
I have just posted a green female Gypona with red eyes, BG 1638125. Her wings are margined as in an identified female G. condata in BG 441542. Your help is so much appreciated.

One of

Yes, Gypona
Thanks so much. I would not have thought of Gypona because I had already identified a red-eyed green leafhopper to this genus. I never dreamed of this sexual dimorphism.

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