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Life Cycle of Gyponana - Day 34 - Gyponana

Life Cycle of Gyponana - Day 34 - Gyponana
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
July 1, 2008
Size: 9mm
Life cycle series for Gyponana. I believe this is now a full adult (but I'd like confirmation.) Is there anything I can look for to pinpoint a species? Or will it never get past being ID'd as Gyponana sp.? I'd like to release it. I encountered an exoskeleton on the same shrub where I collected the twig with oviposited eggs and it was the same size as this freshly shed one from the bug I've been raising, so I'm confident it's development is right on schedule. Quite a remarkable difference in appearance from Day 31 to Day 34.

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Oviposited eggs - Gyponana Oviposited eggs - Gyponana Obvious signs of hatching - note lowest slit  5-24-2008 - Gyponana Gyponana nymph - Gyponana Gyponana nymph, probably less than 2 days old - Gyponana Gyponana instar - Gyponana Gyponana instar - Gyponana 2d Gyponana instar - Gyponana Gyponana instar - age 21 - Gyponana Gyponana instar - age 31 - Gyponana Life Cycle of Gyponana - Day 34 - Gyponana Gyponana nymph and instar exoskeletons - Gyponana

Moved from Gyponana.

Moved from Gyponinae.

Nice work Nancy!
I haven't come across any mention of leafhoppers ovipositing in woody vegetation. Good to know!

You need to see the venation clearly, and also get an accurate length measurement - and even then, there may be many species like that one. The only certain way to identify it is catch it, and if it is a male (two little flaps at the tip of the abdomen, instead of a long ovipositor) then kill and dissect it.

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