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Species Elymana sulphurella

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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 Deltocephalinae
Tribe Cicadulini
Genus Elymana
Species sulphurella (Elymana sulphurella)
Identification
nearly identical to the native E. inornata which has overlapping range. it is imperative to obtain underside shots of females showing the pregenital sternite which has a less-pronounced median lobe. this species also has a rounder vertex than E. inornata which has a slightly pointed head. males of this species must be dissected for identification.
Range
native to Europe, adventive to eastern U.S. + Canada(1)
Remarks
"This European species was first recorded from North America at Fredericton, New Brunswick as a pair of adults taken on 6 July 1935. A female was taken 4 days later, but the species was not again recorded until 1951, when a long series was taken at Lac Mondor, near Grand'Mkre, Quebec. By 1957 it had been found in 8 localities within a 200-km radius. Twelve years later it had spread west to Ottawa, Ontario and east to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. During the 1970s it spread throughout south- ern Ontario and Nova Scotia, where it is now locally abundant. The first record from Newfoundland is 1977, from the major port of St. John's. Surveys in 1983 and 1984 verified that this species had spread throughout Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and southern Quebec." — Chiykowski & Hamilton, 1985
See Also
Elymana inornata — a very similar native species with overlapping range
Works Cited
1.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.