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Species Oncometopia nigricans - Black-winged Sharpshooter

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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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Oncometopia
No Taxon (subgenus Oncometopia)
Species nigricans (Black-winged Sharpshooter)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Florida Sharpshooter
Explanation of Names
Oncometopia nigricans (Walker 1851)
Range
Known primarily from Florida, but also recorded from Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee (?) (Rakitov, 2016)
Remarks
Individuals of this species from northern Florida and southeastern Georgia are externally identical to O. orbona (Rakitov, 2016).
Therefore, individuals that look like O. orbona in northern Florida can likely be tentatively assigned to nigricans, since orbona seems to not really occur in Florida, but individuals from southeastern Georgia likely cannot be identified past subgenus. (K. Kittelberger)
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