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Species Scaphytopius frontalis - Yellowfaced 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)
Infraorder Cicadina
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers, Treehoppers and Aetalionids)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Scaphytopiini
Genus Scaphytopius
No Taxon (subgenus Cloanthanus)
Species frontalis (Yellowfaced Leafhopper)
Explanation of Names
Scaphytopius frontalis (Van Duzee 1890)
Size
3.5-4.5 mm (1)
Identification
Vertex and thorax pale yellow, heavily marked with deep fuscous-brown so as to appear largely dark; forewing ochreous, closely irrorated with deep fuscous-brown so as to appear largely that color, with diagonal whitish areas in the costal region, and small, rounded, whitish areas in the cells. (1)
Range
e. US (BG data)
Habitat
common in weedy areas --Andy Hamilton
Season
mostly May-Oct (BG data)
Remarks
darkest species in this genus
Works Cited
1.Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of Canada and Alaska
Bryan P. Beirne. 1956. The Canadian Entomologist, Volume LXXXVIII, Supplement 2.