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Subfamily Deltocephalinae

Leafhopper - Menosoma cincta Hop - Texananus ovatus small flier - Athysanus argentarius Which Leafhopper is this? - Neoaliturus tenellus Balclutha sp. - Balclutha Brown and white leafhopper - Scaphoideus Speckled leafhopper - Paraphlepsius irroratus Sanctanus fasciatus - male
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 Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupelicinae, Koebeliinae, Paraboloponinae, Penthimiinae, Selenocephalinae(1)
Explanation of Names
Deltocephalinae Dallas 1870
>6600 spp. in ~900 genera worldwide(1), arranged into 38 tribes, of which 22 are represented in the Nearctic Region(2)
many species transmit pathogens to economically important plants(1)
Internet References
E. Journal of Taxonomy. Zahniser, J.N.; Dietrich, C. (2013). "A review of the tribes of Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae).". European journal of taxonomy. 45.