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Gyponana expanda - Laminate Leafhopper



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Iassinae
Identification
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Description: A greenish species, the wings of adults can vary from having moderately dense reticulated venation to having sparsely reticulated venation with unmarked clavi.
The size range for males is 8.5-10.0 mm in length; females are typically 9.5-11.0 mm (female Gyponanas tend to be 1.0 mm longer than males, though some are even longer) (Hamilton 1982).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the Piedmont, likely under collected and therefore more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open grassy areas near mixed hardwood forest.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Some individuals of this species could be confused with G. geminata but can be told apart by size; it is therefore important to obtain measurements for individuals that have sparsely reticulated veins. Records on here are tentative so far until a male is obtained.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Gyponana expanda Laminate Leafhopper

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female; 11.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female; 11.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female; 11.0 mm