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Genus Ponana

Leafhopper - Ponana pectoralis TX - Hopper - Ponana Leafhopper - Ontario - Ponana pectoralis Cicadellidae, lateral - Ponana pectoralis Auchenorrhyncha - Ponana quadralaba Ponana sp. - Ponana Ponana pectoralis? - Ponana pectoralis Ponana sp. - Ponana rubida
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 Iassinae
Tribe Gyponini
Genus Ponana
Explanation of Names
Ponana Ball 1920
26 described spp. in our area(1); there are several undescribed species in the se. US, and barcoding more specimens from the south might show additional unrecognized species. (K.G.A. Hamilton, pers.comm. to =v= 18.viii.2015)
NOTE: the notation citing the taxonomic authority of the listed species may have been inputted erroneously. This is pending correction.
Subgenus Bulbana
Ponana extensa (DeLong, 1942): CA
Ponana inflata (DeLong, 1942): TX
Ponana integra (DeLong, 1942): TX
Ponana pura (DeLong, 1942): TX
Subgenus Ponana
Ponana aenea (DeLong, 1942): widespread throughout eastern U.S.
Ponana albosignata (Uhler, 1895): MA
Ponana aquila (Gibson, 1919): AZ
Ponana cacozela (Gibson, 1919): TX
Ponana candida (Van Duzee, 1923): AZ, CA
Ponana curiata (Van Duzee, 1923): AZ
Ponana citrina (Spångberg, 1878): southeastern U.S.
Ponana dohrni (Stål, 1864): western U.S.
Ponana floridana (DeLong, 1942): FL, TX
Ponana limbatipennis (Spångberg, 1878): eastern U.S.
Ponana limonea (Ball & Reeves, 1927): OH
Ponana meadi (DeLong & Martinson, 1980): FL
Ponana occlusa (Gibson, 1919): AZ, TX
Ponana pectoralis (Spångberg, 1878): widespread throughout eastern U.S.
Ponana puncticollis (Spångberg, 1878): widespread throughout eastern U.S.
Ponana quadralaba (DeLong, 1942): widespread throughout eastern U.S. into southwest
Ponana rubida (DeLong, 1942): widespread throughout eastern U.S.
Ponana rubrapuncta (DeLong, 1942): FL
Ponana scarlatina (Fitch, 1851): widespread throughout eastern U.S.
Ponana sonora (Ball, 1935): AZ
Ponana sparsa (DeLong, 1942): FL
Ponana modesta and Ponana pauperata seem to be missing type specimens (given current information). On BugGuide, we will not be treating them as valid species until there is clarification. The status of Ponana albosignata is currently unclear to us as well, but is treated in some works by DeLong, so will be included in this list for now.