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"Hordnia species-group"

Very simple sharpshooter - green version - Graphocephala cythura Very simple leafhopper - Graphocephala cythura hopper - Graphocephala atropunctata Hordnia cythura - Graphocephala cythura Hordnia atropunctata - Graphocephala atropunctata Leafhopper - Graphocephala atropunctata Hordnia aurora? - Graphocephala aurora Blue-green Sharpshooter - Graphocephala atropunctata
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
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers, Treehoppers and Aetalionids)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Cicadellini
Genus Graphocephala
No Taxon "Hordnia species-group"
Explanation of Names
Hordnia (Oman, 1949)
species in this 'group' usually have dark wing venation against a brightly-coloured or pale body. markings on the head and pronotum are usually sparser and more spot-like than in Neokolla/Keonolla. Exceptions include Hordnia's Graphocephala ignava which lacks dark wing venation and Neokolla's Graphocephala subrufa which lacks strong markings on the head and pronotum.
western U.S. & Canada to Mexico
this is an informal and provisional species group developed for organisation of the genus. see the genus page for more info.

images of specimens:

G. atropunctata
G. atropunctata female

G. aurora
G. aurora male G. aurora female

G. cythura
G. cythura male G. cythura female

G. ignava
G. ignava male G. ignava male