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Species Aphrodes makarovi

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Classification
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 Aphrodinae
Tribe Aphrodini
Genus Aphrodes
Species makarovi (Aphrodes makarovi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphrodes makarovi (Zachvatkin, 1948)
Size
5.5-8.0 mm (1)
Identification
Male ochreous-brownish, with yellowish vertex. and brownish traverse bands at the anterior and posterior margins. Female ochreous-yellow, irregularly spotted with fuscous. There is extensive variation, as some female are entirely pale, while others are uniformly dark. Note: The size of this species, the traverse banded pronotum on the male, and the genitalia are distinctive. (1)
Remarks
"I use makarovi for the species Andy referred to as costatus, following modern European use. The problem with Aphrodes is that there are a bunch of old names, most of which have unidentifiable females as the types, so it is not clear what the oldest name that applies to the species actually is." (pers. comm. Joel Kits to Solomon Hendrix)

"Aphrodes makarovi is the name we used for Aphrodes costatus, which the Europeans have been doing already. If you have a copy of the NH pub the rationale for doing this is explained." (pers. comments Don Chandler to Solomon Hendrix)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - image of pinned DNA supported specimen (2)
Works Cited
1.Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of Canada and Alaska
Bryan P. Beirne. 1956. The Canadian Entomologist, Volume LXXXVIII, Supplement 2.
2.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems