Genus Orgamara Ball, 1909
Subfamily Orgeriinae Fieber, 1872
Tribe Orgeriini Fieber, 1872
Genus Orgamara Ball, 1909
Type species (in original combination): Orgamara acuta Ball, 1909.
Distribution: Southeastern US and adjacent Mexico.
There are 3 species currently in the genus:
Orgamara acuta Ball, 1909 - USA: CA; Mexico (Baja California)
Orgamara argentia Ball, 1937 - USA: AZ
Orgamara reducta Ball, 1909 - USA: CA, NM; Mexico (Baja California)
Known host plants:
Orgamara argentia - Yucca brevifolia Engelm. (Joshua tree, Agavaceae)
Brachypterous, leaving several terga visible from above, tegulae hidden (all Orgeriinae); callosity present behind eye; head more than 2x length of eyes; cephalic process, as seen from the side, truncate at the extremity, five angled, gradually tapering.
Keys to genus of US Orgeriinae in Doering & Darby 1943 and Doering (1955).
Orgamara argentia (All photos by Rick Donovall or Kimberley Shropshire, Department of Entomology, University of Delaware)
Orgamara is here on Bugguide.
Collected infrequently, found by inspecting hosts.
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Ball, E. D. 1937. Some new Fulgoridae from Western United States. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 32: 171-183.
Ball, E. D. and Hartzell, A. 1922. A review of the desert leafhoppers of the Orgerini (Rhynchota Fulgoridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 15: 137-152.
Doering, K. C. 1955. Some taxonomic and morphological studies of two genera of North American Dictyopharidae. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37(7): 195-221.
Doering, K. C. and H. H. Darby. 1943. A contribution to the taxonomy of the genus Orgerius in America, north of Mexico (Fulgoridae, Homoptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 16(2-3): 64-98.
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Metcalf, Z. P. 1946. General Catalogue of the Homoptera. Fascicle IV Fulgoroidea. Part 8 Dictyopharidae. Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts.
Wilson, S. W., C. Mitter, R. F. Denno, and M. R. Wilson. 1994. Evolutionary patterns of host plant use by delphacid planthoppers and their relatives. In: R. F. Denno and T. J. Perfect, (eds.). Planthoppers: Their Ecology and Management. Chapman and Hall, New York. Pp. 7-45 & Appendix.