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Genus Oncometopia

leafhopper nymph? - Oncometopia orbona Hopper Nymph ID - Oncometopia orbona Leafhopper - Oncometopia Broad-headed Sharpshooter - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia Spp. - Oncometopia nigricans - female Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia sp? - Oncometopia orbona Unknown bug - Oncometopia hamiltoni
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)