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Genus Oncometopia

Hopper Nymph - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia orbona sharpshooter - Oncometopia nigricans  Broad-headed Sharpshooter (Oncometopia orbona) - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia orbona Blue Sharpshooter - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia clarior broad-headed sharpshooter - 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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (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)