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Subgenus Aphrophora

Spittlebugs - Aphrophora quadrinotata - male - female meadow spittle bug - Aphrophora European alder spittlebug - Aphrophora alni ? - Aphrophora European Alder Spittlebug - Aphrophora quadrinotata European Alder Spittle Bug - Aphrophora alni Leafhopper - Aphrophora Aphrophora - Aphrophora alni - male leafhopper/spittlebug - Aphrophora alni
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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Typical Spittlebugs)
Subfamily Aphrophorinae
Tribe Aphrophorini
Genus Aphrophora
No Taxon Subgenus Aphrophora
5 spp. (of which 2 adventive) in our area, many spp. worldwide(1)
mainly Old World; in NA, A. quadrinotata in e. US & adjacent Canada; 2 native spp. with limited local distribution on the Pacific Coast (Vancouver Island, nw. WA, CA); and 2 adventive spp. of European origin in New England & adjacent Canada(1)
Works Cited
1.The Spittlebugs of Canada. Homoptera: Cercopidae
Hamilton, K.G.A. 1982.