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Genus Draeculacephala - Sharpshooters

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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)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Cicadellini
Genus Draeculacephala (Sharpshooters)
Other Common Names
Doggers
Explanation of Names
Draeculacephala Ball 1902
Numbers
20 spp. in our area(1), 25 total(2)
Identification
head triangular, projecting foreward to a sharp point
keys in(2)(3)
Habitat
Most often present on forage crops and can become pests (4)
Food
hosts: primarily grasses & sedges
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Systematics of the leafhopper genus Draeculacephala Ball (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)
Dietrich C.H. 1994. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 120: 87-112.
3.Review of Draeculacephala Ball (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae)
Hamilton K.G.A. 1985. Entomologische Abhandlungen, Staatl. Mus. Tierkunde Dresden 49: 83-103.
4.The leafhoppers, or Cicadellidae, of Illinois (Eurymelinae - Balcluthinae)
Dwight Moore Delong. 1948. Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey, Volume 24, Article 2, State of Illinois.