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Genus Hecalus

Leafhopper - Hecalus major - female Hecalus unknown leafhopper species  - Hecalus Female, straw-colored form - Hecalus montanus - female Hecalus? Leafhopper on grass sp. - Hecalus Hecalus atascaderus - male Hecalus - male Which Hecalus? - Hecalus
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 Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Hecalini (Shovelhead Leafhoppers)
Subtribe Hecalina
Genus Hecalus
Explanation of Names
Hecalus (Stål, 1864)
11 spp. in our area(1), ~70 total(2)
NOTE: the notation citing the taxonomic authority of the listed species may have been inputted erroneously. This is pending correction.
Hecalus atascaderus (Ball, 1933): CA
Hecalus curtus (Shaw, 1932): IL, KS
Hecalus finnamorei (Hamilton, 2000)
Hecalus hamiltoni (Zahniser & Dietrich, 2013): CA
Hecalus hepneri (Beamer, 1948): KS
Hecalus kansiensis (Shaw, 1932): central U.S.
Hecalus major (Osborn, 1915): northeastern, midwestern, and central U.S.; eastern Canada
Hecalus montanus (Ball, 1900): western U.S. and Canada
Hecalus nigrafasciatus (Beamer, 1938): CO
Hecalus nimbosus (Ball, 1937): AZ, NM
Hecalus viridis (Uhler, 1877): transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Life Cycle
tended by ants: