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Genus Acutalis

Treehopper - Acutalis tartarea Hoppers - Acutalis tartarea Spittlebug - Acutalis tartarea Treehoppers (Membracidae) » Acutalis tartarea? - Acutalis tartarea Mistflower Hopper - Acutalis tartarea hopper in Smiliinae subfamily? - Acutalis tartarea Acutalis tartarea - Acutalis treehopper - Acutalis tartarea
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 Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Acutalini
Genus Acutalis
Explanation of Names
Acutalis Fairmaire 1846
Latin acutus 'sharp' + -alis 'pertaining to'
2 spp. in our area(1)
New World(2); in our area:
A. tartarea is widespread in the east (QC-FL to ON-SD-UT-TX),
A. nigrinervis is only known from QC & MO(1)