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Species Perkinsiella saccharicida - Sugarcane Planthopper

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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
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Tribe Delphacini
Genus Perkinsiella
Species saccharicida (Sugarcane Planthopper)
Other Common Names
Sugarcane Delphacid(1), Sugarcane Leafhopper
Explanation of Names
Perkinsiella saccharicida Kirkaldy 1903
native to se. Asia, adventive in NA (FL-TX) and on several tropical islands worldwide(2)(3)
earliest NA record: FL 1980; pest of sugar cane(1)