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Species Gypona melanota

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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 and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Iassinae
Tribe Gyponini
Genus Gypona
No Taxon (Subgenus Obtusana)
Species melanota (Gypona melanota)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gypona contana = synonym
Explanation of Names
Gypona melanota (Spångberg, 1878)
♂ 9mm, ♀ 11.5mm
"A species with a broadly rounded vertex and dimorphic coloration in the male and female. Vertex broadly rounded, twice as broad between eyes as median length. Pronotum much wider than vertex and more than twice as long. Female yellowish with a small conspicuous black spot on each side of outer disc of pronotum, elytra often greenish or appearing smoky. Male partially or entirely shining black. The spots on pronotum conspicuous unless the entire pronotum is black." — DeLong, 1942
transcontinental U.S.