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robinsoni group

Draeculacephala - Draeculacephala mollipes - male Green sharpshooter - Draeculacephala mollipes Draeculacephala robinsoni - female 2018-09-08 Orange-tipped green sharpshooter - Draeculacephala robinsoni Draeculacephala - Draeculacephala paludosa Draeculacephala robinsoni? - Draeculacephala robinsoni Leafhopper ID Request:  Draeculacephala robinsoni? - Draeculacephala robinsoni Another Hopper - Draeculacephala
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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Cicadellini
Genus Draeculacephala
No Taxon robinsoni group
This is a provisional grouping of species which are morphologically very similar and are likely closely related. Draeculacephala mollipes may not be as closely related as the other four species, but it is morphologically quite similar. These species are most easily recognized by their blue-ish wing venation. The taxonomy of this group is very messy—D. robinsoni may be a number of cryptic species.