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Species Okanagana arboraria

Okanagana arboraria [PLACEHOLDER] - Okanagana arboraria Okanagana arboraria - male Okanagana arboraria - male
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 Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Tibicininae
Tribe Tibicinini
Genus Okanagana
Species arboraria (Okanagana arboraria)
Explanation of Names
Wymore 1934
One of the more variable species of Okanagana. There are two main color forms; a rare red form and the more typical dark form with a strong degree of gradation.

In the dark form the mesonotum is black with variably extensive red markings. Pronotum black with red on either side of the pronotal midline. This can cover most of the pronotum or just be sparse. Wing venation varies from red to mostly black. Abdominal tergites banded with bright red in most specimens.

Red form with same structure but glossy red. There is a strong degree of intraspecific variation and a gradation appears to exist between the the dark and red forms.
Generally found along the Sacramento River corridor in CA.
Found in deciduous woodlands along the Sacramento River corridor.
See Also
Red form superficially resembles the extremely rare Okanagana arctostphylae in color but not morphology.