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Species Neophilaenus lineatus - Lined Spittlebug

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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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Typical Spittlebugs)
Genus Neophilaenus
Species lineatus (Lined Spittlebug)
Explanation of Names
Neophilaenus lineatus (Linnaeus 1758)
5-7 mm(1)
The pale wing edge and the outer anteapical cell smaller than the inner one are diagnostic. Also the tip of the head does not have the pair of black spots characteristic of the meadow spittlebug.
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(2), adventive in NA (Canada, ne. US)(3)
Moist meadows
earliest NA record: 1876; common and widespread(3)
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