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Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus

Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus
Springfield, Virginia, USA
October 15, 2004

Japananus hyalinus
Japananus hyalinus

 
Thank you very much for the i
Thank you very much for the identification!

 
Japanese Maple Leafhopper
Now that we know the ID, I see there's another photo from Japan, and one from Australia which gives the common name. If this species feeds on Japanese Maple, maybe it's as widespread as the tree is - planted as an ornamental throughout North America, and prized for its deeply-cut bright red leaves.

Wicked!
Wow, that is really cool! My first thought was a cixiid, but I'm not really sure. Maybe Dr. Andrew Hamilton, who has apparently visited BugGuide previously, can give his opinion?

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