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Species Xestocephalus provancheri

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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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Aphrodinae
Tribe Xestocephalini
Genus Xestocephalus
Species provancheri (Xestocephalus provancheri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestocephalus provancheri Knull 1944
Size
male 3 mm female 3.25 mm
Identification
Head narrower than pronotum, a little less than twice as wide as long, an eighth longer at middle than next to eye, strongly produced. Pronotum one-fourth longer than vertex, a little more than twice as wide as long, elytra long and slender, strongly exceeding abdomen. Vertex, pronotum and scutellum yellowish brown, eyes dark, area below eyes on pronotum darkened, scutellar basal angles dark, area around ocelli light. Elytra semihyaline with opaque white patches over costal plaque, dark areas on costal margin, one at middle, another above apical cell, a square area below apex of clavus, and apical cells. Below, face and legs pale, venter and dorsum dark, usually darker in female.
Range
se US (BG data)