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Photo#9119
Leafhopper - Prairiana

Leafhopper - Prairiana
Jupiter, Florida, USA
November 18, 2004
Taken in a lawn, this was somewhat large for a leafhopper, (perhaps 5+mm).

Moved
Moved from Hamana.

Moved
Moved from Hamana manifesta.

Moved
Moved from Ponana.

Hamana
An unknown species from FL. The wing veins, edged with dark brown, are distinctive for the genus. Formerly I had misidentified it as H. manifesta, the only US species that looks vaguely like this.

Leafhopper
Of the 60+ genera on the Cedar Creek site, Phlepsius (=Paraphlepsius) seems closest but your specimen appears to be different than both species shown. P. solidaginis has thin-bordered wing cells, and the cell borders of P. irroratus are almost invisible, whereas your individual shows broad borders around each cell. Yours also has larger, rosette-like bicolored spots, as opposed to the tiny & solid specks on the Cedar Creek individuals. It's possible that yours is a different species of Paraphlepsius but I think there's a greater chance of it being one of the 200+ other North American genera that aren't shown.
That's the Bad news. The Good news is: the markings on your specimen are clear and well-defined; if you were able to browse through a collection of pinned specimens from your area, you'd likely find a good match with relative ease.

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