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Genus Oncometopia

Oncometopia orbona SharpShooter - Oncometopia orbona Broad-headed Sharpshooter - Oncometopia orbona Leafhopper? - Oncometopia orbona Sharpshooter 042716 - Oncometopia orbona Is this a  Broad-headed Sharpshooter?   - Oncometopia orbona Blue/Purple Bug with Black Eyes - Coelidia nymph? - Oncometopia orbona broad-headed sharpshooter Oncometopia orbona - Oncometopia orbona
Classification
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 Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Oncometopia
Explanation of Names
Oncometopia Stål 1869
Numbers
2 subgenera, with 4 spp. in our area and ~60 spp. total(1)
Size
9-15 mm (Young 1968)
Range
US to Argentina, primarily neotropical(1); O. orbona is the only common, widespread member of this genus in the e. US (per Dr Andy Hamilton); other spp. in so. & w. US
Print References
Young D.A. (1968) Taxonomic study of the Cicadellinae. Bull. US National Mus. 261: 1-283 (Full text)