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Genus Macrosteles

Leafhopper - Macrosteles quadrilineatus Very Small Leafhopper - Macrosteles quadrilineatus leafhopper - Macrosteles lepidus Which Macrosteles? - Macrosteles Pennsylvania Hopper for ID - Macrosteles Macrosteles slossoni - male Macrosteles quadrilineatus Macrosteles? - Macrosteles
Classification
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 Deltocephalinae
Tribe Macrostelini
Genus Macrosteles
Explanation of Names
Macrosteles Fieber, 1866
Numbers
TBA spp. in our area [30 in Canada alone(1)], >80 spp. total(2)
NOTE: the notation citing the taxonomic authority of the listed species may have been inputted erroneously. This is pending correction.
Macrosteles bifurcatus Beirne, 1952: eastern U.S. and Canada
Macrosteles borealis Dorst, 1931: transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Macrosteles cristatus Ribaut, 1927: transcontinental U.S.; Europe; China
Macrosteles curvatus Beirne, 1952: Canada
Macrosteles divisus Uhler, 1877: transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Macrosteles empetri Ossiannilsson, 1935: European species, introduced(?) to U.S. and Canada
Macrosteles fascifrons Stål, 1858
Macrosteles fieberi Edwards, 1889: transcontinental Canada
Macrosteles frigidus Kwon, 2010: transcontinental Canada
Macrosteles frontalis Scott, 1875: European species introduced(?) to the U.S.
Macrosteles galeae Hamilton, 1987
Macrosteles inundatus Hamilton, 1987
Macrosteles jussiaeae Moore & Ross, 1957
Macrosteles laevis Ribaut, 1927
Macrosteles lagus Hamilton, 1983
Macrosteles lepidus Van Duzee, 1894: eastern and central U.S. and Canada
Macrosteles lineatifrons Stål, 1858: transcontinental Canada
Macrosteles obsoletus Dorst, 1931: FL, KS, TX
Macrosteles osborni Dorst, 1931: AK
Macrosteles pallidus Osborn, 1915
Macrosteles potorius Ball, 1900: northeastern and midwestern U.S.; transcontinental Canada
Macrosteles quadrilineatus Forbes, 1885: transcontinental U.S. and Canada to Panama; palearctic and indomalayan realms
Macrosteles quadrimaculatus Matsumura, 1900: indomalayan and palearctic species introduced(?) to the U.S.
Macrosteles severini Hamilton, 1983
Macrosteles sexnotatus Fallén, 1806: AK; palearctic; afrotropical; indomalayan
Macrosteles similis Kwon, 2010: western U.S. and Canada
Macrosteles skalkahiensis Beirne, 1952: MT
Macrosteles slossoni Van Duzee, 1893: eastern and midwestern U.S.; transcontinental Canada
Macrosteles sordidipennis Stål, 1858: palearctic species introduced(?) to the U.S. and Canada
Macrosteles tesselatus Hamilton, 1983
Macrosteles urticae Moore & Ross, 1957
Macrosteles vilbastei Hamilton, 1983
Macrosteles viridigriseus Edwards, 1924
Macrosteles vulgaris Kwon, 2010: western U.S. and Canada

note: this list is incomplete and I have yet to verify introduced records
Range
mostly n. hemisphere(2)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
2.Dmitriev D.A. (2003-) 3I interactive keys and taxonomic databases