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Species Empoasca 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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Typhlocybinae
Tribe Empoascini
Genus Empoasca
No Taxon (Subgenus Kybos)
Species luda (Empoasca luda)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Kybos ludus (Davidson & DeLong 1938); Empoasca betulicola Wagner 1955; Kybos ludus betulicola (Wagner 1955)
Explanation of Names
Empoasca 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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