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Species Stictocephala taurina

Ceresa taurina - Stictocephala taurina Green Leaf Looking Bug - Stictocephala taurina Green Leaf Looking Bug - Stictocephala taurina Membracidae - Stictocephala taurina Treehopper - Stictocephala taurina Molted! - Stictocephala taurina Stictocephala taurina NY 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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Ceresini (Buffalo Treehoppers)
Genus Stictocephala
Species taurina (Stictocephala 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.