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subgenus Oncometopia

Small bug - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia orbona (Fabricius) - Oncometopia orbona Broad-headed Sharpshooter (Oncometopia orbona) - Oncometopia orbona Oncometopia - Oncometopia orbona leaf hopper - Oncometopia nigricans Leafhopper on sunflower stalk - Oncometopia orbona Colorful insect on a stem. - Oncometopia orbona Elusive, solitary insect with 2 white dots. - Oncometopia orbona - 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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Proconiini
Genus Oncometopia
No Taxon subgenus Oncometopia
3 spp. in our area, ~50 spp. total(1)
Oncometopia hamiltoni
Oncometopia nigricans
Oncometopia orbona
e. US to Argentina(1)
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.