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Species Scaphytopius acutus - Sharp-nosed Leafhopper

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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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Scaphytopiini
Genus Scaphytopius
No Taxon (subgenus Cloanthanus)
Species acutus (Sharp-nosed Leafhopper)
Explanation of Names
Scaphytopius (Cloanthanus) acutus (Say 1830)
4 sspp.(1)
This is the common brown, pointed-headed leafhopper with a contrastingly yellow face.
Common in NA east of 95°W (Musgrave 1975)
Two generations a year in NY with peak populations of adults in Jul-Sep (Palmiter et al. 1960)
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