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Genus Oncometopia

Sharpshooter (Oncometopia sp.) - Oncometopia orbona Sharpshooters, mating - Oncometopia orbona - male - female Broad-headed Sharpshooter - Oncometopia orbona broad-headed sharpshooter - Oncometopia orbona Unknown insect (beetle?) - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia orbona? - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia alpha? - Oncometopia alpha
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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Oncometopia
Explanation of Names
Oncometopia Stål 1869
2 subgenera, with 4 spp. in our area and ~60 spp. total(1)
subgenus Oncometopia
Oncometopia (Oncometopia) hamiltoni Rakitov, 2016
Oncometopia (Oncometopia) nigricans (Walker, 1851)
Oncometopia (Oncometopia) orbona (Fabricius, 1798)
subgenus Similitopia
Oncometopia (Similitopia) alpha Fowler, 1899
9-15 mm (Young 1968)
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)