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Photo#1793245
Cuerna sp.  SHARPSHOOTER - Cuerna fenestella

Cuerna sp. SHARPSHOOTER - Cuerna fenestella
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
March 26, 2020
Size: 7-8mm
Found atop a grassy mound. I found two specimens in close proximity to one another. They reminded me of a Speckled Sharpshooter, but these were much smaller and overall have different markings,etc.

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Moved tentatively
Moved from fenestella or sayi.

Male
this is a male so not possible to get to species level from pics

 
fenestella
Very likely to be C. fenestella given the location. Ojibway Prairie has been well studied and C. fenestella is known to occur there (the only known Ontario location), while C. sayi has not been recorded from anywhere in Ontario.

 
fenestella
thanks Joel, I'll move it to fenestella then based on your comment

Moved
Moved from Cuerna.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Can we get to species level?!
Wondering if we can get to species level? C. fenestella or C. sayi are the likely culprits? I was leaning towards C. fenestella just loosely because of location.

 
yes
I'll get it to species level at some point, I plan on diving through the literature for this genus

 
Thank you! Appreciate it much
Thank you! Appreciate it much. I'm quite new to BG so not sure of the process,etc. to its entirety. I was referred to posting this insect so am excited as well to see if we can get to sp. level.

I thank you in advance for the help.

 
yes
I referred you to post it here actually ;-) I'm the moderator for hoppers here on Bugguide, and probably the go to hopper guy on iNaturalist as well.

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