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Species Neophilaenus lineatus - Lined Spittlebug

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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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Typical 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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