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Species Cyarda melichari

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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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Infraorder Cicadina
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Flatinae
Tribe Selizini
Genus Cyarda
Species melichari (Cyarda melichari)
Explanation of Names
Cyarda melichari Van Duzee 1907
Identification
wing processes shorter than in C. melichari [??]
Range
se US (TX-FL-DC) / W. Indies - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
salt marshes; weedy areas
Season
mostly Mar-Nov (2)
Food
several shrubs and herbaceous plants, plus rushes (Juncus)