Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Phera insolita

Leafhopper - Phera insolita leafhopper - Phera insolita Sharpshooter  - Phera insolita black and yellow leafhopper - Phera insolita Phera insolita Sharpshooter - Phera insolita Phera insolita Black Hopper - Phera insolita
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)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Phera
Species insolita (Phera insolita)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homalodisca insolita (Walker 1858)
Explanation of Names
Phera insolita (Walker 1858)
The distinguishing feature of this genus is the elongate prothorax, with the sides (propleuron) edged with a ridge under the pale band (Burks & Redak 2003). This species was transferred to Phera long ago (Fowler 1894) and its separation from Homalodisca is supported by its very different nymph. --K.G.A. Hamilton, 28.x.2010