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Species Flatormenis proxima - Northern Flatid Planthopper

Planthopper - Flatormenis proxima leafhopper: fuzzy white - Flatormenis proxima planthopper - Flatormenis proxima Anormenis sp. - Flatormenis proxima Northern Flatid Planthopper - Flatormenis proxima flatid - Flatormenis proxima Northern Flatid Planthopper - Flatormenis proxima White leafhopper? - Flatormenis proxima
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Flatinae
Tribe Nephesini
Genus Flatormenis
Species proxima (Northern Flatid Planthopper)
Other Common Names
Mealy Flatid Planthopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anormenis chloris (Melichar 1902), Anormenis septentrionalis auct. nec Spinola 1839, Ormenis proxima (Walker 1851)
This species was for many years called Anormenis septentrionalis; O'Brien (1985) found that Spinola's type specimen was not this species, and determined that the correct species concept was that of A. chloris. Medler (2003) referred the species to Flatormenis; Bartlett et al.(1) found F. chloris to be a synonym of F. proxima (Walker).(2)
Explanation of Names
Flatormenis proxima (Walker 1851)
Identification
The double line of apical cells on the wing is characteristic of this species in our eastern fauna; elsewhere, this is only (at best) a generic character. Wing shape is unique among North American flatids. --Dr Hamilton
Check the wing veins here:
Range
e. US (MA-FL west to IA-TX) + QC-ON(2)
Food
polyphagous(2)
Works Cited
1.A review of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States
Bartlett C. R., O'Brien L. B. & Wilson S. W. 2014. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 50: 1-287.
2.Bartlett C.R. (2012-) Planthoppers of North America