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Species Oncometopia orbona - Broad-headed Sharpshooter

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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
No Taxon (subgenus Oncometopia)
Species orbona (Broad-headed Sharpshooter)
Explanation of Names
Oncometopia orbona (Fabricius 1798)
Size
11-12 mm (specimen measurement, Durham NC--P. Coin)
Range
e. US (PA-GA to IA-TX)(1); the only common, widespread member of the genus in e. US (Dr Hamilton's comment)
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