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Species Scaphytopius acutus - Sharp-nosed Leafhopper

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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 Deltocephalinae
Tribe Scaphytopiini
Genus Scaphytopius
No Taxon (subgenus Cloanthanus)
Species acutus (Sharp-nosed Leafhopper)
Explanation of Names
Scaphytopius (Cloanthanus) acutus (Say 1830)
Numbers
4 sspp.(1)
Identification
This is the common brown, pointed-headed leafhopper with a contrastingly yellow face.
Range
Common in NA east of 95°W (Musgrave 1975)
Season
Two generations a year in NY with peak populations of adults in Jul-Sep (Palmiter et al. 1960)
Remarks
Vector of Soybean bud proliferation and Western X-disease phytoplasma(2)
Print References
Musgrave C.A. 1974. Biological and morphological studies of the Scaphytopius acutus complex (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Thesis (Ph. D.) Oregon State University, 292 pp.
Musgrave C.A. 1975. Taxonomy of the Scaphytopius (Cloanthanus) acutus complex (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 68(3): 434-438.
Musgrave C.A. 1979. Scaphytopius in Florida (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). FL Dept. Ag. Ent. Circ. No. 204. 3 pp. PDF