Color Polymorphism in Some North American Philaenus spumarius (Homoptera: Aphrophoridae) Populations

@article{Thompson1973ColorPI,
  title={Color Polymorphism in Some North American Philaenus spumarius (Homoptera: Aphrophoridae) Populations},
  author={V. Thompson and O. Halkka},
  journal={American Midland Naturalist},
  year={1973},
  volume={89},
  pages={348}
}
North American Philaenus spumarius populations exhibit a range of color forms comparable to those found in Europe and Asia. Typica and populi are the most common color forms, followed by trilineata and marginella. Broad regional patterns outweigh the influence of local habitat variation in determining the color form frequencies of particular populations. Urban environment, as measured by concentrations of suspended particulate matter in the air, does not affect color form frequencies. The… Expand
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