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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