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Species Poblicia fuliginosa

Crazy black and red bug - Poblicia fuliginosa Poblicia fuliginosa? - Poblicia fuliginosa nymph? - Poblicia fuliginosa Plant hopper? - Poblicia fuliginosa Poblicia fuliginosa Nymph, Poblicia fuliginosa? - Poblicia fuliginosa Poblicia fuliginosa? - Poblicia fuliginosa Blac Treehopper - 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
Tribe Poiocerini
Genus Poblicia
Species fuliginosa (Poblicia fuliginosa)
Explanation of Names
Poblicia fuliginosa (Olivier 1791)
fuliginosa = 'sooty'
e. US to se. Calif. (MD-GA-MS to MT(?), AZ) / n. Mex. - Map (1)(2), most records sw. ILL to AZ
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)
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)