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Species Metcracis fusca

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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 Fulgoromorpha (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea
Family Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Flatoidinae
Genus Metcracis
Species fusca (Metcracis fusca)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Flatoides fuscus Van Duzee 1908
Explanation of Names
Metcracis fusca (Van Duzee)
In M. fusca at least, frons with a dark band on anterior third(1)
sw. US (CA-TX), Mexico(2)(3)(BG data)
hosts: Acacia greggii, Mimosa aculeaticarpa (Fabaceae)(3)