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Species Poblicia fuliginosa

Poblicia fuliginosa hopper - Poblicia fuliginosa Large, black leafhopper with white specks - Poblicia fuliginosa leafhopper - Poblicia fuliginosa Unknown nymph - Poblicia fuliginosa Poblicia fuliginosa (Olivier) - Poblicia fuliginosa Plant hopper? - Poblicia fuliginosa Poblicia fuliginosa
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 Fulgoromorpha (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea
Family Fulgoridae (Fulgorid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Poiocerinae
Subtribe Poiocerina
Genus Poblicia
Species fuliginosa (Poblicia fuliginosa)
Explanation of Names
Poblicia fuliginosa (Olivier 1791)
fuliginosa = 'sooty'
MD-GA-MS to MT-AZ; n. Mexico(1)
hosts: Rhus spp., esp. R. copallinum (Anacardiaceae) in the east; Baccharis sarothroides & Brickellia (Asteraceae) in the southwest(1)
These are nearly impossible to capture by hand netting, they are rocket propelled. (V.A. Brou, Jr., pers. comm. to MAQ, 2012)