Nirvana (leafhopper)

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Nirvana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Membracoidea
Family: Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Nirvaninae
Tribe: Nirvanini
Genus: Nirvana
Kirkaldy, 1900
Species

Several, including:
Nirvana longitudinalis
Nirvana pallida
Nirvana suturalis

Nirvana is a leafhopper genus belonging to the Nirvaninae subfamily and the tribe Nirvanini. Distinguishable from other leafhopper subfamilies by their uniquely shaped head and the presence of two preapical cells alone on the tegmen, they comprise some of the most beautiful and iridescent of the leafhoppers.

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