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Genus Homalodisca

Glassy-winged sharpshooter, Texas in Dec. - Homalodisca vitripennis Glassy-winged sharpshooter - Homalodisca vitripennis Bug and Exuvia - Homalodisca liturata Insect found on fennel plant - Homalodisca vitripennis Leafhopper - Homalodisca vitripennis hopper - Homalodisca insolita looks a little (but not enough) like Cuerna costalis - Homalodisca vitripennis Phera insolita - Homalodisca insolita
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 Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Homalodisca
Explanation of Names
Homalodisca Stål 1869
5 spp. in our area, 20 spp. total(1)
US to Paraguay; in our area, widespread in so. & e. US(1)
Species in the U.S.:

elongata- AZ, TX

icthyocephala- AZ, TX

insolita- Eastern U.S. to California

liturata- AZ, CA, NV

vitripennis- Eastern U.S. to California