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Species Enchenopa on-ptelea - undescribed species that feeds on hoptree

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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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Membracinae
Tribe Membracini
Genus Enchenopa
Species on-ptelea (undescribed species that feeds on hoptree)
Explanation of Names
This is a species name we made up as a temporary holding place. We separated out the Enchenopa images that we took on Ptelea. Dr Hamilton is researching the correct name for this species.
Ptelea trifoliata (hoptree, wafer ash).
Life Cycle
A year in the life of Enchenopa - 2006 - in northwest Chicago
May 14 - just about 1 mm with long hairy spines
May 20 - about 1.5 mm, long hair is gone
June 3 - 2 mm and growing a crest
June 14 - pushing 3 mm and getting a horn on their crest
Exuviae -
Adults -