Specimen 226- Manuel Vargas
Location of collection: GGC 4
Date of collection: August 2012
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:H'= 3.699
Distinguishing morphological features of Order: mouth parts are similar to Hemiptera. Rising from the back of the head is a tube like beak use for sucking. It has 2 sets of wings. The fore wings are leathery, uniform texture. Wings are a roof-like structure over the abdomen. The antenna varies from short to long depending on the suborder.
Sub-order ? Family ? After sequencing, genus and species ?
Based on morphological appearances the insect belongs to Graphocephala coccinea, a family of Leafhoppers. It appears to be a Scarlet-and-green Leafhopper.
Geographical Distribution: Eastern United States and adjacent areas of Canada.
Life cycle: Eggs are thrust into soft plant tisssue in early spring. Nymphs are mostly green. Adults overwinter in leaf trash on the ground. 1 or more generations a year.
What it eats: Juices of weeds and cultivated plants.
Habitat: Meadows and gardens.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance:
PCR product: gel picture?
Sequence data: not available