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Species Aphrodes bicinctus - Girdled 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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Aphrodinae
Genus Aphrodes
Species bicinctus (Girdled Leafhopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
dozens of specific/subspecific synonyms
Explanation of Names
Aphrodes bicinctus (Schrank 1776)
Size
6-7 mm
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive in NA and now widespread in e. Canada (NF-ON) & BC and adjacent US(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
Grasses
Remarks
earliest NA record: ME 1905(2)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
Works Cited
1.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
2.Short-horned bugs (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha) introduced to North America
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
4.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)