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Some hopper help from Dr. Andy Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton has been busy again looking over the website and sent me the information you'll find below. I entered comments on his behalf for all these images. If you had some outstanding hopper id's you might want to look over the list to see if any sound familiar.

If the images are yours, it would be good if you could move it to the right spot (if needed). If any editors want to help out that would be great to. You might want to add a comment first that you're taking a section to avoid duplicating effort.

Thanks to Dr. Hamilton for helping us out.

(1)Photo#7084-7517 (2) is Clastoptera ovata
(2)Photo#5053 is the pine spittlebug, Aphrophora cribrata
(3)Photo#6757-Bug2 is indeed the meadow spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius. This critter has LOTS of colour forms; I am amazed that there are not more photos available!
(4)Photo#5237 is probably Prosapia ignipectus, but you would have to see the underside to tell whether the coxae are contrastingly orange-red

(5)Photo#1268-00014720 is Graphocephala versuta
(6)Photo#1260-00007411 is Gyponana querci
(7)Photo#9119-leafhopper2 is a Ponana, but I don’t know the FL species
(8)Photo#8281-leafhopper2 is Helochara communis
(9)Photo#5257 is Draeculacephala antica
(10)Photo#8758-pinkleafhopper – Gyponana sp. (pink forms of pale green leafhoppers are occasionally found, but I have not seen a pink Gyponana before)
(11)Photo#9286 is probably Ceratagallia humilis, the Canadian clover leafhopper; a nice photo of a very small bug!
(12)Photo#1267-00014097 is Draeculacephala savannahae

(13)Photo#1707-00015437 is probably Rhynchomitra microrhina
(14)Photo#6085 is Acanalonia bivittata
(15)Photo#9316 is a fuzzy photo (too bad!) of Synecdoche impunctata (Achilidae)
(16)Photo#7671 is a long-winged Megamelus sp. (Delphacidae)
(17)Photo#1554-00012226 is Epiptera floridae (Achilidae)
(18)Photo#9315 is Cixius misellus

(19)Photo#9322 is Publilia concave
(20)Photo#9320 is very dark, but is probably Ceresa basalis
(21)Photo#7165-treehopper_side_2 is the buffalo treehopper, Ceresa alta
(22)Photo#9776 is Smilia camelus

(23)Photo#8964 is Japananus hyalinus

(24)Photo#9321 is Telamona pyramidata

Moving Images
I don't know how to move images.

Pretty simple (I hope)
You can move your own images and editors can move anyone's.

Simply tag the image by clicking the tag link on the image. Then it'll appear to the side of your screen to remind you what you've tagged. You can tag multiple images. Then go to the right place in the guide (or frass or even back to ID Request) and click on the images tab. You should see a move tagged images link. Click and you're done!

There's enough functionality here now that we can benefit from some help pages so that's on my list.

Yet more IDs!
Some comments from Andy:

"I’m also checking with some of my colleagues, to get a better handle on some of the more obscure things."

"I, too, am thrilled: by the opportunity to encourage amateurs to get involved with serious entomologic studies of biodiversity. I am also impressed with the number of excellent photos, and the rarities that are turning up. I would like to see more photos of treehoppers, particularly the rich fauna on oaks."

I'm sure we can help him out with that last request so post your treehoppers.

Here's his comments which I'll add to the images.

Photo#7609 is Entylia carinata
Photo#9323 is Ceresa lutea
Photo#9972 is Telamona tiliae
Photo#9974 is Carynota marmorata.
Photo#9975 is Ophiderma salamandra
Photo#929-00012064 is Ceresa stimulea

It seems that I was wrong about Photo#7165; the pronotal crest is too low to be that of the buffalo treehopper, and it is edged in brown, which suggests instead Ceresa tauriniformis

I got another Membracid photo off the Web (misidentified as Vanduzea; it is actually Ophiderma flavicephala) but not I can’t find who to credit it with. Any ideas? (See attachment). [I found it -Troy]

Photo#9976-Leafhopper1, which is Athysanus argentarius
Photo#9963-leafhopper4, which is Exitianus exitiosus
Photo#9964-leafhopper5, which is Fieberiella florii (an European species which feeds on privet)
Photo#9971-IMG_7906, which is a photo of Prairiana sp.
Photo#9954-060804 t, which is Limotettix anthracinus
Photo#7891-leafhopper, which is another male of Coelidia olitoria

Photo#10037-4752 is Entylia carinata

Photo#10028 etc. are more Tibicen chloromera

Photo#7866 is the pine spittlebug, Aphrophora cribrata
Photo#10010-4473-8 is a dark variety of the meadow spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius.
Photo#10007-4439-16 is the pale variety of the same insect.

Photo#9952-060104 t is Cyrpoptus reineckei, a NEW STATE RECORD!
Photo#8797-4787 (and others ): Anormenis septentrionalis is actually Anormenis chloris, according to Dr. L. O’Brien, because the type-specimen of A. septentrionalis is not North American.

… and that’s just up to page 200, with no end in sight … I’ll let you know as I find others. Time for you to clean out your files, and make it easier for us contributors to scan all the images…

More IDs from Dr. Hamilton
I added thumbnails this time to make it a bit easier.

Photo#9071 is Ceresa sp., nymph

Photo#8529-leafhopperbestPB is Provancherana tripunctata
Photo#8280 is Paraphlepsius irroratus

Photo#8282 is Liburniella ornata (Delphacidae)
Photos#5113, #8797-4787 and #7670 are Anormenis septentrionalis (Flatidae)
Photo#4420 and #1631-00014010 are Ormenaria rufifascia (Flatidae) with the wax preventing you seeing the reddish bands
Photo#1626-00013866 and others like it, with a pointed head, are Acanalonia conica – very easy to identify!

Photo#9938-Tibicen (pos. canicularis) 082104 t, is Tibicen lyricen

Photo#5054 is the rhododendron leafhopper, Graphocephala fennahi

Photo#7148 and others by Gary Kline, taken on a fence, are NOT Tibicen pruinosa, they appear to be T. chloromera (which might be legitimately called the “green annual cicada?).

This Andy Hamilton guy is SENSATIONAL! We owe him a collective "thank you" for taking time out of his busy schedule to do this for us. Helps me immensely with my field guide as well, as some of these images we have selected for the book, and others we can compare our images to. I also like Tony's idea, or something like it. I am happy to volunteer to ID aculeate wasps and bees:-)

Hey Troy,

I'll make guide pages and move mine ASAP. What's amazing is how close most of us amateurs (Not you Eric) were able to deduce most of these on our own..I'm impressed!

PS-I have A LOT of hoppers and cicadas waiting to upload, let us know when Andy is stopping by again, and I'll be sure to post them:)

In fact, that may be something to consider: A themed week, or day, (once a month perhaps) where you encourage everyone to submit all their images from a certain family (say, grasshoppers), then have a pro come in and ID everything in one could even control it so that sections in the site that are lacking can be pumped up with new content...just a thought...

So count me in for the first CICADA FRIDAY:)

Sounds good to me
Great idea, Tony. Like you mention, that would be especially useful for things that we struggle with and so may not have much good content yet. Tracking down a willing expert will be the tough part I'm sure!

By the way, Dr. Hamilton is still looking over images and has sent me a few more batches that I'll post this weekend.

Cool Troy, I uploaded the remaining Leaf/Treehoppers so he can take a look at those as well:)

...Please tell him THANK YOU!