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Leafhopper - Lepyronia quadrangularis

Leafhopper - Lepyronia quadrangularis
Auburn, Alabama, USA
November 19, 2004
I would suggest this is a leafhopper or planthopper but not sufficiently informed to make a judgement.

Leafhopper
My guess is a spittlebug (Cercopidae) perhaps in the Lepyronia genus. See this page in the Guide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/145/bgpage
And here's a link to Lepyronia species at the Cedar Creek site
http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/insects/album/021012003ap.html
but unfortunately the site has been down since yesterday afternoon.

 
Spittlebug
Thanks Robin. I think you are right on. In further searching of the Pbase references cited, I believe this is the diamondbacked spittlebug, Lepyronia quadrangularis.