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Homoptera (Cicadas & Hoppers)

Neotibicen lyricen (Lyric Cicada)

Order: Homoptera Family: Cicadidae Genus: Neotibicen The magnificent Lyric Cicada, Neotibicen lyricen, has a range that spans the majority of the Atlantic coast states and extends as far north and west as the Great Lakes States (Cicadamania). The lyric cicada is a highly attractive cicada with a predominantly black abdomen and thorax. The thorax features golden …

Oncometopia orbona (Broad-headed Sharpshooter)

  Order: Homoptera Family: Cicadellidae Genus: Oncometopia This leafhopper, Oncometopia orbona, is also called the broad-headed sharpshooter. The name “sharpshooter” might refer to one of two characteristics: its ability to launch itself through the air like a bullet (2), or the ability of some members of this group to shoot watery wastes with considerable force and distance (3). …