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Suborder Auchenorrhyncha - Free-living Hemipterans

Blue-winged Sharpshooter - Dorsal - Oncometopia orbona Scissor Grinder - Neotibicen pruinosus - male Cicadellidae? - Scaphytopius vaccinium 101912Hopper7 - Catonia picta Cicadellid - Graphocephala Leafhopper - Empoasca convergens - male Tiny Insect - Philaenus spumarius Cyrtolobus (which?) - Cyrtolobus pallidifrontis
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)
Numbers
ca. 4000 described spp. in our area, with perhaps half that many yet undescribed (Dr Hamilton's ballpark estimate); 1500 spp. known from Canada(1)
Identification
Active insects, good fliers or jumpers. 3 segmented tarsi. Antennae very short and bristlelike. Cicadas are relatively large with membranous wings. Hoppers are small to minute with thickened front wings, usually.
Online keys provided in(2)
photo guide to Québec fauna(3)
Range
worldwide; for ranges of various taxa, see(2)(4)(5)
Food
All leafhoppers and planthoppers feed on green plants and many show extreme host specificity.(6)