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Species Telamona excelsa

Treehopper - Telamona unicolor? - Telamona excelsa - female Membracidae - Telamona excelsa - female Telamona excelsa - female Telamona excelsa - female Treehopper - Telamona excelsa - female Treehopper - Telamona excelsa Treehopper - Telamona excelsa - female Telamona excelsa? - Telamona excelsa
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 Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Telamonini
Genus Telamona
Species excelsa (Telamona excelsa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Telamona unicolor Fitch 1851 [see(1)]
Helonica excelsa (Fairmaire 1846) [see(2)]
Explanation of Names
Telamona excelsa (Fairmaire)
Size
11-12 mm(3)
Identification
The striking colors of both sexes distinctive: ♀♀ brilliant grass-green, ♂♂ yellow with brown fascia (Funkhouser 1917)
Range
e. US (2),(BG data)
Food
hosts: Carya spp.(3); adults also found on butternut, walnut, and basswood (Funkhouser 1917)
Remarks
One of the most active among congeners; flies well (Funkhouser 1917)
See Also
Telamona tristis Fitch
- Range: e. NA, apparently rare in the south
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2017
Print References
Funkhouser W.D. (1917) Biology of the Membracidae of the Cayuga Lake Basin. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 2: 177-445. (Full text)
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