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Family Derbidae - Derbid Planthoppers

small winged insect - Apache degeeri Another hopper - Anotia bonnetii Planthopper - Omolicna fulva Cixiid - Cedusa derbid planthopper - Cedusa derbid planthopper - Cedusa Plant Bug - possibly Cedusa sp. - Cedusa Cedusa
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 Derbidae (Derbid Planthoppers)
Explanation of Names
Derbidae Spinola 1839
70 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1), ~1700 spp. in ~160 genera worldwide(2)
8-11 mm(3)
Derbids generally can be recognized by having the row of spines on the second hind tarsal segment and having the apical segment of the beak short. The head is compressed – slightly or greatly(1)
woody fungi on rotten logs(3)
immatures feed on fungal hyphae(1)
Nymphs feed on fungi. Adults just seem to hang around on vegetation waiting on others passing by. --Andy Hamilton
Internet References
Derbidae of North America - Univ. Delaware(1)