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Species Texananus decorus

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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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Phlepsiini
Genus Texananus
No Taxon (Subgenus Texananus)
Species decorus (Texananus decorus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phlepsius decorus Osborn & Ball 1897
Explanation of Names
Texananus decorus (Osborn & Ball 1897)
Size
6 mm(1)
Identification
A rather short, robust species with flaring elytra. Vertex broadly, roundedly angulate, about one-third longer on middle than against the eyes. Color white marked with tawny, a transverse pale band on vertex. Elytral commissural line on clavus with ivory white lobate spots.
Female seventh sternite with lateral margins rounded to posterior margin which is almost truncate; median third broadly, deeply excavated, with a broad, but not rounded, apex at the middle extending two-thirds the distance to the base.
Male plates short and narrow, triangular apices roundedly angled. Aedeagus [external organ of a male, specialized to deliver sperm during copulation] with a long, slender, blade-like ventral process and a rather long, slender, dorsal process with apical third curved dorsally.
Range
throughout the US(2)
Habitat
grassy areas