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Genus Gargara

Gargara genistae? - Gargara Gargara
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Centrotinae
Genus Gargara
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
member of the Old World tribe Gargarini (~30 genera total)(1)
Explanation of Names
Gargara Amyot & Serville 1843
Numbers
one or more adventive spp. in NA
Range
native to the Old World (15 spp. in the Palaearctic(2), well over a hundred in so./se. Asia, a few in Africa); G. genistae (transcontinental in Eurasia) that has been introduced into w. BC with its host plant (Scotch Broom), the eastern Canadian population seems to feed on willows; so the identification as G. genistae is tentative. It may actually be an Asian species, of which there are a number that are very similar. (based on Dr Hamilton's comments)
Remarks
Gargara genistae (Fabricius 1775): Introduced: CT, ME, NJ, also BC (3)