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Tribe Telamonini

Treehopper - Telamona monticola Treehopper - Carynota Treehopper - Telamona reclivata Treehopper (Telamona tiliae) - Telamona decorata Virginia Creeper Treehopper - Telamona ampelopsidis Hopper - Glossonotus acuminatus treehopper with broad head - Carynota mera Treehopper - Telamona excelsa - female
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)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers, Treehoppers and Aetalionids)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Telamonini
Explanation of Names
Telamonini Goding 1892
Numbers
10 genera, with >60 spp. in our area(1) and 68 spp. total(2)
Identification
The taxonomy [...] lags far behind the evidence that many of the "genera" are in fact just distinctive pronotal shapes of closely related species. There are species of Heliria, Telamona and even Glossonotus that are so closely related that they genetically "barcode" as the same species! --K.G.A. Hamilton, pers. comm. to =v=, 12.viii.2013
Range
New World; 7 genera occur only in the Nearctic region(3)
Food
host plants listed in(4)