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Response Statement - Red-tailed Leafhopper , Prairie population

This flightless leafhopper has limited dispersal ability. It is restricted to remnant oak savanna grassland habitat in southern Manitoba, a habitat that has largely been lost from the province. It relies on the presence of the host plant Prairie Dropseed. The species is known from 8 sites at present, but there are likely to be additional sites found. Current and cumulative threats include agricultural habitat conversion and native and non-native plant succession from fire suppression and overgrazing.

Consultation period: 2019-01-11 to 2019-05-13

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Species at Risk Public Registry Office
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
21st Floor
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
Tel: 800-668-6767
Fax: 819-420-7391
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