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Species Graphocephala hieroglyphica

Neokolla dolobrata (Ball) - Graphocephala hieroglyphica - male Leafhopper - Graphocephala hieroglyphica - male - female Blue leafhopper with white stripes - Graphocephala hieroglyphica Alebra fumida? - Graphocephala hieroglyphica  Neokolla uhleri - Graphocephala hieroglyphica deep blue leafhopper - Graphocephala hieroglyphica Leafhopper - Graphocephala hieroglyphica Neocolla dollobrata - Graphocephala hieroglyphica - male - female
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)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers, Treehoppers and Aetalionids)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Cicadellini
Genus Graphocephala
No Taxon ("Neokolla/Keonolla species-group")
Species hieroglyphica (Graphocephala hieroglyphica)
Other Common Names
Purple Sharpshooter (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tettigonia hieroglyphica var. dolobrata Ball 1901, Neokolla hieroglyphica, Keonolla dolobrata, Graphocephala dolobrata, Neokolla hieroglyphica (Say 1830) etc.(1)
Explanation of Names
Neokolla dolobrata (Ball 1901)
♂ 5.5—5.7 mm, ♀ 6.0—6.4 mm(1)
Color deeper in males(1)
US to Guatemala(2)
Primary hosts: willow and poplar(1)
Dark blue to blackish individuals represent "var. dolobrata" which is sometimes considered a separate species by some authors.
Print References
Ball E.D. (1901) A review of the Tettigonidae of North America north of Mexico. Proc. Iowa Acad. Sci. 8: 35-75. Full text
Internet References
Species page (Wilson & Turner 2010)(2)