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Species Neophilaenus lineatus - Lined Spittlebug

Spittlebug - Neophilaenus lineatus spittlebug - Neophilaenus lineatus Brown Hopper - Neophilaenus lineatus Spittlebug Nymph - Neophilaenus lineatus Spittle Bug - Neophilaenus lineatus Cercopidae - Neophilaenus lineatus Neophilaenus lineatus Spittlebug - Neophilaenus lineatus - male
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)
Superfamily Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Spittlebugs)
Genus Neophilaenus
Species lineatus (Lined Spittlebug)
Explanation of Names
Neophilaenus lineatus (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
5-7 mm(1)
Identification
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.
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(2), adventive in NA (Canada, ne. US)(3)
Habitat
Moist meadows
Food
Grasses
Remarks
earliest NA record: 1876; common and widespread(3)
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