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Species Cuerna sayi

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 Cuerna
Species sayi (Cuerna sayi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cuerna sayi Nielson, 1965
=Tettigonia limbata Say, 1825
Explanation of Names
Cuerna sayi Nielson, 1965
sayi = named after Thomas Say, a prominent American entomologist and naturalist of the early 19th century
Identification
Forewing color does not consistently distinguish this species from C. fenestella. Distinctive characters are the long, curved macrosetae on the female metatibiae and the shape of the male aedeagus. (1)
Range
much of the n. US (NY-WV-KS) & AB(2)

State/Province Records: (1)
CAN: AB
USA: IA, KS, MD, MN, MT, NE, NY, SD, WI
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the North American Leafhopper Genus Cuerna (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
S.M. Krishnankutty, R. Rakitov, & C.H. Dietrich. 2015. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108 (3): 339-371.
2.Dmitriev D.A. (2003-) 3I interactive keys and taxonomic databases