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Superfamily Fulgoroidea - Planthoppers

Planthopper - Pissonotus piceus Delphacid Planthopper - Kelisia axialis ID for Orgerius in California? - Orgerius Planthoppers - Pissonotus - male - female Dilley Hoppers: Juvenile Gonzo needs ID - Scolops pallidus Neomegamelanus? - Neomegamelanus elongatus - male Issis Planthopper Dictyssa obliqua? - Dictyssa obliqua Catonia?  - Catonia
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
new comprehensive treatment in(1)
Explanation of Names
Named for the neotropical genus Fulgora (the so-called "Lantern-flies") apparently named after Fulgora, the Roman goddess of lightning
Numbers
>900 spp. in >170 genera of 13 families in our area(2), >12,500 extant spp. in >2,200 genera of 21 families worldwide(3)
~100 spp. in QC (annotated checklist)(4)
Identification
Plant-feeding bugs that can be distinguished from related groups by:
antennae inserted on the side of the "cheeks" below the eyes
antennae with three segments, the basal two thickened and round or egg-shaped, the second segment (pedicel) bearing a fine filamentous arista, the third segment
forewing with bifurcate ("Y"-shaped) anal vein