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subgenus Oncometopia

Broad-Headed Sharpshooter - Oncometopia orbona Moth? - Oncometopia orbona Sharpshooter defensively squirts excess watery fluid.  - Oncometopia orbona Blue & Gold Leafhopper - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia orbona Hopper Nymph - Oncometopia orbona Immature Hopper - Oncometopia orbona Cicadellidae - Oncometopia orbona
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
No Taxon subgenus Oncometopia
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, ~50 spp. total(1)
Oncometopia hamiltoni
Oncometopia nigricans
Oncometopia orbona
Range
e. US to Argentina(1)
Remarks
green forms of Oncometopia clarior have been spotted near the Texas border. the blue and purple forms of clarior cannot be reliably differentiated from hamiltoni in most cases without dissection, so a record of this green form in Texas would make differentiation between clarior and hamiltoni quite difficult. northernmost instances of clarior do seem to be somewhat bolder in markings than hamiltoni, but it is unclear if this is a consistent difference.