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Species Stictocephala taurina

Species? - Stictocephala taurina Green Leaf Looking Bug - Stictocephala taurina Illinois Treehopper - Stictocephala taurina Ceresa sp. - Stictocephala taurina Little cherrybull - Stictocephala taurina Treehopper - Stictocephala taurina Ceresa taurina - Stictocephala taurina Buffalo Treehoppers - Ceresa taurina - 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
Genus Stictocephala (Buffalo Treehoppers)
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.