Chlorogonalia coeruleovittata

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Chlorogonalia coeruleovittata, Cicadellinae images

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Cicadellinae

Length: typically 6.8 - 7.3 mm

 

Chlorogonalia coeruleovittata is fairly common over much of its range; it may be found from Mexico and Central America south to Brazil and Peru (Wilson et al., 2009).

This genus was erected by Young in 1977, and is very similar to the European genus Cicadella, "from which it differs only slightly," as Young noted.

Two other similar genera are Draeculacephala and Carneocephala, but both of those genera have a plexus of veins at the apex of the forewings, which Chlorogonalia lacks (Young, 1977).

Photo location: Matagalpa province, highlands of Nicaragua.


Chlorogonalia coeruleovittata, lateral view, Nicaragua photo


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