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black planthopper? of inland barren dunes new Image 1 of 4 - Cuerna

black planthopper? of inland barren dunes new Image 1 of 4 - Cuerna
Wilton, Inland Barrens, Saratoga County, New York, USA
April 29, 2011
Size: ~1/4 inch
To confirm that I did not have an aberrant hopper, and to possibly facilitate in the expert ID of this species, I found 3 more today on a dune, with emergent lupine, white pine, and pitch pine, with other dry adapted plants. All found on ground. I also took a specimen for preservation.

Images of this individual: tag all
black planthopper? of inland barren dunes new Image 1 of 4 - Cuerna black planthopper? of inland barren dunes new Image 2 of 4 same Individual - Cuerna black planthopper? of inland barren dunes new Image 3 of 4 same Individual - Cuerna black planthopper? of inland barren dunes new Image 4 of 4 same Individual - Cuerna

Moved

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

I'm looking forward to finding out what Dr. Hamilton has to say about these (and the first one you submitted).

 
Did some
digging in the meanwhile. Seems near Cuerna fenestella Hamilton 1970 or Cuerna sayi Nielson 1965. C. sayi is shown with the white wing (Brochosome) patches at http://ctap.inhs.uiuc.edu/takiya/index.asp

Animal I photographed yesterday has such spots so would be female?

I can not see (other then very minor diff. in genetalia) how the two above differ but KEN, really CAN'T wait to hear from Dr. Hamilton either.

Data on these species fit with the Prarie ecosystem type of the Inland Barren's where this was found.

Regards,
Kenny

 
Cuerna
for comments, please contact me at: hamiltona AT agr.gc.ca

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