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Genus Gyponana

Which Bug Nymph ?? - Gyponana Two leafhopper-like insects - Gyponana Leafhopper -Gyponana octolineata ? - Gyponana Green Bug - Gyponana Gyponana quebecensis ? - Gyponana Hopper - Gyponana Gyponana - male Cicadellidae - Gyponana - female
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 Iassinae
Tribe Gyponini
Genus Gyponana
Explanation of Names
Gyponana Ball 1920
~50 spp. in our area(1)
"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, although some do. It is a good practice to take ventral photos of any leafhopper for identification when possible.
Canada to South America
Life Cycle
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Very few species are readily identifiable based on external characters. The status of some species is in flux. 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. This will likely change as more vouchers are supplied and a better understanding of the genus is available. Please do not make photo-based IDs without expert input, except for the following species:
Gyponana gladia
Gyponana elongata
Gyponana octolineata
Gyponana procera
Gyponana tenella (for Florida specimens only)