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Species Clastoptera xanthocephala - Sunflower Spittlebug

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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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Clastopteridae
Genus Clastoptera
Species xanthocephala (Sunflower Spittlebug)
Explanation of Names
Clastoptera xanthocephala Germar 1839
e US (TX-FL-MA-OK) (BG data)
reported in "very great numbers" on the common annual ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Asteraceae) - (Heidemann 1901)
Print References
Heidemann O. (1901) Remarks on the spittle insect, Clastoptera xanthocephala Germ. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4: 399-402. (Full text)