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Euscelis ?? - Latalus

Euscelis ?? - Latalus
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
September 10, 2010
Port Alberni
Lat: 49.29 N; Long: 124.79 W
Elevation 100m

Moved
Moved from Latalus ocellaris.

Moved
Moved from Leafhoppers.

Latalus ocellaris
If this identification is correct, this is the first time this European species has been introduced to the west coast of North America. Can you find a specimen of this grass-feeding insect to confirm this record?

 
Thanks again for your help with all of these.
Will try to find a specimen of this for you this summer.

 
Sweep-netting works great for hoppers.
I built a big sweep net using a large fish landing net that I removed the fish net from and replaced with a sheer curtain panel that I bought a pair of at Walmart. I sewed and fabric-glued it into a cone shape and covered the rim with a heavy nylon fabric to protect it where it would receive the most wear. (I temporarily took the landing net frame apart so I could thread the sheer panel over it.)

By keeping the net in constant motion as I sweep back and forth through the grass and weeds and low tree boughs, etc.(more of a figure-8 motion actually) any captives are held inside the net by wind pressure and centrifugal force.

Once collecting a big wad of flowers, leaves, seeds, twigs, and insects I like to dump them into a white bucket and collect what I want from those crawling up the bucket sides.

Here's me with the sweep net in Ecuador:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36494393@N00/7436627768/in/photostream

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