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Species Xestocephalus brunneus - Brown Xestocephalus

Xestocephalus? - Xestocephalus brunneus Another blue hopper at lights - Xestocephalus brunneus Xestocephalus brunneus Blue Leafhopper - Xestocephalus brunneus Cicadellidae, dorsal - Xestocephalus brunneus Leafhopper - Xestocephalus brunneus - female Pretty neat leafhopper. May I ask for some assistance with an ID possibilty....Always appreciative! - Xestocephalus brunneus Small brown leafhopper - Xestocephalus brunneus
Classification
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 Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Aphrodinae
Genus Xestocephalus
Species brunneus (Brown Xestocephalus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Van Duzee, 1907
Explanation of Names
brunneus - Latin for 'brown' (1)
Range
e. N. Amer.
the most common species in the genus in IN (Brown 1939)
Season
Mar-Sept (BG data)
May-Jul in IN (Brown 1939)
Food
Taken on Willow and Black Locust in Indiana (Brown, 1939)
Life Cycle
only sp. in the genus whose adults feed on trees, per Andy Hamilton.
See Also

Xestocephalus piceus
Det. Andy Hamilton, 2008


Xestocephalus bulbus Cwikla
Det. Andy Hamilton, 2012
Print References
Brown, H.E. 1939. An annotated list of the species of Jassinae known to occur in Indiana (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). American Midland Naturalist 21: 663-673.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.