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Subgenus Plesiommata

Hopper? - Aphrophora Spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis Leafhopper - Aphrophora gelida Speckled Brown Leafhopper, Species Unknown - Aphrophora Spittlebug - Aphrophora Saratoga Spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis Hopper - Aphrophora saratogensis Leaf hopper sp? - Aphrophora saratogensis
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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Spittlebugs)
Genus Aphrophora
No Taxon Subgenus Plesiommata
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NB: apparently a junior homonym of Plesiommata Provancher 1889 [Cicadellidae]
Explanation of Names
The subgenus name means "close-set ocelli," according to Andy Hamilton's comment here.