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Barringer LE. 2021. First record of Palonica viridia (Ball, 1903) (Hemiptera: Membracidae) in Utah. Insecta Mundi 0863: 1–2.
Palonica viridia (Hemiptera: Membracidae) is reported from Utah for the first time. Ecological and trapping information is also provided.
The genus Palonica Ball, 1931 contains seven species, four of which occur in the United States (Deitz and Wallace 2012; Wallace 2015). Palonica nogalana Ball is found only in Arizona while P. pyramidata (Uhler) and P. tremulata (Ball) have wide distributions across much of the United States and parts of Canada (Deitz and Wallace 2012). Palonica viridia (Ball) ranges west from Arizona, north to British Columbia and east to Texas and New York into Quebec. Presented is the first record of P. viridia from Utah, adding to its southwestern range.