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Genus Gyponana

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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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Iassinae
Tribe Gyponini
Genus Gyponana
Explanation of Names
Gyponana Ball 1920
Numbers
~50 spp. in our area, all in the nominate subgenus(1)
Gyponana acia DeLong, 1942
Gyponana aculeata DeLong, 1942
Gyponana amara DeLong, 1942
Gyponana angulata (Spångberg, 1878)
Gyponana avara DeLong, 1942
Gyponana brevita DeLong, 1942
Gyponana cacumina DeLong, 1942
Gyponana cana (Burmeister, 1839)
Gyponana castor Hamilton, 2017
Gyponana cunea DeLong, 1942
Gyponana desa DeLong, 1942
Gyponana elongata Ball, 1935
Gyponana expanda DeLong, 1942
Gyponana extenda DeLong, 1942
Gyponana fastiga DeLong, 1942
Gyponana fimbriata DeLong, 1942
Gyponana flavilineata (Fitch, 1851)
Gyponana geminata (Osborn, 1905)
Gyponana gibbera DeLong, 1942
Gyponana gladia DeLong, 1942
Gyponana librata DeLong, 1942
Gyponana mali DeLong, 1942
Gyponana morosita DeLong, 1942
Gyponana octolineata (Say, 1825)
Gyponana offula DeLong, 1942
Gyponana omani DeLong, 1942
Gyponana ortha DeLong, 1942
Gyponana palma DeLong, 1942
Gyponana panda DeLong, 1942
Gyponana parallela DeLong, 1942
Gyponana pingua DeLong, 1942
Gyponana pollex Hamilton, 2017
Gyponana praelonga DeLong, 1942
Gyponana procera DeLong, 1942
Gyponana protenta DeLong, 1942
Gyponana quebecensis (Provancher, 1872)
Gyponana salsa DeLong, 1942
Gyponana scrupulosa (Spångberg, 1878)
Gyponana serpenta DeLong, 1942
Gyponana sonora Hamilton, 1982
Gyponana striata (Burmeister, 1839)
Gyponana tenella (Spångberg, 1878)
Gyponana toxotes Hamilton, 1982
Gyponana trigona DeLong, 1942
Gyponana tubera DeLong, 1942
Gyponana turbina DeLong, 1942
Gyponana vasta DeLong, 1942
Gyponana vincula DeLong, 1942
Identification
"Closely related to Gypona. Vertex broad, flattened, and with the margin acutely angled with front and foliaceous. Pronotum broad, transverse, striated. Elytra rather long and narrow with many irregular reticulations; the apical portion especially is supplied with irregular reticulations." —DeLong (1942)
Females usually do not have distinct pregenital sternites. It is a good practice to take ventral photos of any leafhopper for identification. Very few species are readily identifiable based on external characters. There may be a number of cryptic species indistinguishable by male genitalia. Collecting is crucial for positive ID. Many submissions have been moved to species tentatively in the past. Please do not make photo-based IDs without expert input, except for the following:
G. gladia
G. elongata
G. octolineata
G. procera
Range
Canada to South America
Life Cycle
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