Talk:Buffalo treehopper

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If per article there is a sole common name, why it wasn't titled Buffalo Treehopper? -- (talk) 20:01, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

  • I think in general unless the common name is also more or less a household name (i.e. "African Elephant", "Rainbow Trout", etc.) the scientific name is always prefered. Although the sourses I encountered only indicated this one common name, there was nothing that made me sure that it is never called anything else nor that the same common name is never applied to another species. The binomial names are just really useful. Maybe someone over at the Anthropod project will opine differently on this. - House of Scandal (talk) 20:07, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
  • For example, it wouldn't surprise me if in some literature another member of this genus was also called "Buffalo Treehopper" or even if the genus was refered to as "the Buffalo Treehoppers". - House of Scandal (talk) 20:11, 16 July 2008 (UTC)