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Genus Pissonotus

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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 Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Genus Pissonotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllodictus Ball 1926
Explanation of Names
Pissonotus Van Duzee 1897
'pitch-colored back'
35 spp. in our area, 43 total(1)
New World, mostly nearctic(1)
Most species with confirmed hosts are recorded from plants in the Asteraceae with the exception of Pissonotus piceus on Polygonaceae
Brachypterous adults (1 & 2) are more common than macropterous (full-winged) ones (3)

Print References
Bartlett, C.R. and L.L. Deitz. 2000. Revision of the New World delphacid planthopper genus Pissonotus (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea). Thomas Say Publications in Entomology: Monographs. Entomological Society of America, Lanham, Maryland. vi + 234 pp.
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)