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Species Graphocephala coccinea - Red-banded Leafhopper

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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 Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Cicadellini
Genus Graphocephala
No Taxon ("Graphocephala species-group")
Species coccinea (Red-banded Leafhopper)
Other Common Names
Candystriped Leafhopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tettigonia quadrivittata Say 1830
Explanation of Names
Graphocephala coccinea (Forster 1771)
Size
G. c. coccinea (confined to the Atlantic coast): ♂♂ 5.7-6.2 mm, ♀♀ 6.7-7.3 mm
G. c. quadrivittata (inland): ♂♂ 6.6-7.6 mm, ♀♀ 7.2-8.4 mm
Range
e. Canada (QC-SK) to Panama(1)(2)
See Also
G. picta and G. fennahi are more green than red (at most, equally marked green and red) whereas G. coccinea is usually dominantly red.
G. constricta, known only from AR, w. MS & e. TX, is similar to G. coccinea but is smaller (6.2-7.4 mm). [from Andy Hamilton's comments]

Graphocephala constricta
Print References
Hamilton K.G.A. (1985) The Graphocephala coccinea Complex in North America (Homoptera, Auchenorryncha, Cicadellidae). Entomologische Abhandlungen 49(6): 105-11.
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