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Species Kybos luda

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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 Typhlocybinae
Tribe Empoascini
Genus Kybos
Species luda (Kybos luda)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Empoasca betulicola Wagner 1955; Kybos ludus betulicola (Wagner 1955)
Explanation of Names
Kybos luda Davidson & DeLong 1938
Size
4-4.5 mm(1)
Identification
Usually has dark stripes along the diagonal wing folds (the "claval sutures"). --Dr Hamilton
Range
e. US, Canada (transcontinental), Eurasia (transcontinental)(2)
Habitat
Found in cities where birch trees are commonly planted.
Food
hosts: mostly Betula(2)
Life Cycle
Two generations a year. Overwinters as eggs; first adults May-Jun
Remarks
first described in the US but may be a Palaearctic species accidentally introduced to North America
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