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Species Japananus hyalinus - Japanese Maple Leafhopper

Hopper 81 - Japananus hyalinus Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus Newly molted Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus Unidentified Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus Leafhopper - recently emerged?   - Japananus hyalinus Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus - male Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus
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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Opsiini
Subtribe Opsiina
Genus Japananus
Species hyalinus (Japanese Maple Leafhopper)
Explanation of Names
Japananus hyalinus (Osborn 1900)
Identification
The nymph has a longer head and tail than Scaphytopius --Andy Hamilton, 13.vi.2007
Range
adventive in e. NA & west coast - Map (1)(2); native to E. Asia (Korea) (3)
Season
June-Nov (BG data)
Food
hosts: maple (Acer spp., Aceraceae)(3); apparently brought over to the US on imported Japanese maples but will feed on native species as well
Remarks
earliest record in our area: DC 1897(1)
Print References
Osborn, H. (1900) A neglected Platymetopius. Entomological News 11: 501–502.