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Species Kybos luda

Leafhopper - Kybos luda Leafhopper - Kybos luda Leafhopper - Kybos luda Empoasca luda - Kybos luda
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (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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