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Species Japananus hyalinus - Japanese Maple Leafhopper

Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Dorsal - Japananus hyalinus Which Hopper Nymph? - Japananus hyalinus Cicadellidae - Japananus hyalinus Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus spotted hopper - Japananus hyalinus Japananus hyalinus - female Japananus hyalinus Leafhopper - recently emerged?   - Japananus hyalinus
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)
The nymph has a longer head and tail than Scaphytopius --Andy Hamilton,
adventive in N. America(1); native to E. Asia(2)
June-Nov (BG data)
hosts: maple (Acer spp., Aceraceae)(2); apparently brought over to the US on imported Japanese maples but will feed on native species as well
earliest record in our area: DC 1897(1)