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Species Stictocephala taurina - Ceresa taurina

Species? - Stictocephala taurina Green Leaf Looking Bug - Stictocephala taurina Treehopper - Stictocephala taurina Ceresa - Stictocephala taurina Ceresa taurina - Stictocephala taurina Molted! - Stictocephala taurina Ceresa taurina? - Stictocephala taurina Buffalo Treehopper - Stictocephala taurina
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 Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Ceresini
Genus Stictocephala (Buffalo Treehoppers)
Species taurina (Ceresa taurina)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ceresa taurina (Fitch)
Orig. Comb: Membracis taurina Fitch, 1856
Syn: Stictocephala taurina (Fitch)
Explanation of Names
taurina = 'little bull'
7.5 mm
Prominent pale spots on the crest, horns narrower and front less broad than C. alta --Dr Hamilton
e NA to AZ (AZ-MS-NC-NS-MB) (1) + WA (BG data)
Jun-Oct (BG data)
Print References
Funkhouser, W.D. 1917. Biology of the Membracidae of the Cayuga Lake Basin. Mem. Cornell Univ. Agric. Exp. Stn. 2: 17545. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Richness of the Nearctic treehopper fauna (Hemiptera: Aetalionidae and Membracidae)
Deitz L.L., Wallace M.S. 2012. Zootaxa 3423: 1–26.