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Species Japananus hyalinus - Japanese Maple Leafhopper

Hopper - Japananus hyalinus Night hopper - Japananus hyalinus - female Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus Leafhopper nymph - Japananus hyalinus Japanese Maple Leafhoppers Mating - Japananus hyalinus Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus Unknown hopper - Japananus hyalinus 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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Scaphytopiini
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 N. America(1); native to E. Asia(2)
Season
June-Nov (BG data)
Food
hosts: maple (Acer spp., Aceraceae)(2); 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)