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Species Graphocephala coccinea - Red-banded Leafhopper

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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 Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Cicadellini
Genus Graphocephala
No Taxon (Subgenus Graphocephala)
Species coccinea (Red-banded Leafhopper)
Other Common Names
Candystriped Leafhopper
Explanation of Names
Graphocephala coccinea (Forster 1771)
Cicada coccinea Forster, 1771
Tettigonia quadrivittata Say, 1830
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
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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