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Species Lepyronia coleoptrata

Spittle Bug - Lepyronia coleoptrata tree hoppper - Lepyronia coleoptrata Spittlebug - Lepyronia coleoptrata spittlebug - Lepyronia coleoptrata Lepyronia coleoptrata Cercopoidea - Lepyronia coleoptrata Cercopid - Lepyronia coleoptrata Philaenus ? - Lepyronia coleoptrata
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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Spittlebugs)
Genus Lepyronia
Species coleoptrata (Lepyronia coleoptrata)
Explanation of Names
Lepyronia coleoptrata (Linnaeus 1758)
More robust than the common L. quadrangularis, particularly in the profile of the head. [Dr Hamilton]
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic (1), adventive in our area (ne. NA)(2)
earliest N. Amer. record: NY 1940(2)