Ponana pectoralis

Gyponine Leafhopper

Ponana pectoralis, Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Gyponinae

Length: 8-10 mm



This is a green, robust species with a large brown area extending from the scutellum to the apex of the forewings.

Adults are most commonly encountered in June and July.

Ponana pectoralis, Leafhopper, lateral photo



Left: Commenting on this photograph, Dr. K.G.A. Hamilton notes, "A color variety without the usual dark wing spots."

Ponana pectoralis, Leafhopper, dorsal photo


Right: On this individual the dark markings are quite strong. Note the extraordinarily bristled hind tibiae found in this genus.

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