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Family Clastopteridae

Dogwood Spittlebug - Clastoptera proteus Black and yellow bug - Clastoptera proteus Eight-spotted Spittlebug - Clastoptera octonotata colorful round tiny bug - Clastoptera proteus Clastoptera - Clastoptera obtusa Alder Spittlebug - Clastoptera obtusa Sunflower Spittlebug - Clastoptera xanthocephala - male Spittle bug on basil - Clastoptera xanthocephala
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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Clastopteridae
Explanation of Names
Clastopteridae Dohrn 1859
Numbers
>30 spp. in 1-2 genera in our area, 80 spp. in 3 genera total (all but 3 Oriental spp. are in Clastoptera)(1)