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A Leafhopper (Prairiana angustens)

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State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for A Leafhopper (Prairiana angustens). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

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Documented locations of Prairiana angustens in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS1S3
Global RankGNR
Tracked by NHIY

Species guidance

Identification: A leafhopper. This genus are gray to brown and have the upper part of the head between the eyes ("the crown") flattened and produced forward into a parabolic shape. The eyes are separated by a distance greater than the width of the eye and the crown has ocelli on the dorsal surface. Wings are short with rounded tips.

Similar Species: Gyponana and Gypona spp. Also have ocelli on the dorsum of the crown (not near the margin) but the wings or back or both are pale green instead of gray or brown. Gypona back may be black but wings are green.

Habitat: Appears to be sand prairie and oak savanna in Wisconsin.

State Distribution: Two sites in Dane County.

Global Distribution: Found in northwestern MN, southern ON, NE, SD, IA and WI.

Phenology: Collected in June.

Survey Guidelines: Sweepnetting in the habitat.

Inventory, Monitoring and Research Needs: Information on all aspects of life history and habitat are needed.


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Last revised: Friday, February 15, 2019