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Genus Stictocephala

TreeHopper - Stictocephala treehopper - Stictocephala basalis Treehopper - Stictocephala diceros Treehopper? - Stictocephala diceros Ceresa sp. -- Buffalo Treehopper - Stictocephala Ceresa diceros - Stictocephala diceros Treehopper ID? - Stictocephala Stictocephala bisonia - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Ceresini (Buffalo Treehoppers)
Genus Stictocephala
Explanation of Names
Stictocephala Stål 1869
17 spp. in our area(1) (some of the spp. recognized in the guide seem to have been synonymized)
Stictocephala albescens (Van Duzee, 1908)
Stictocephala alta (Walker, 1851)
Stictocephala basalis (Walker, 1851)
Stictocephala bisonia (Kopp & Yonke, 1977)
Stictocephala brevicornis (Fitch, 1856)
Stictocephala brevis (Walker, 1851)
Stictocephala brevitylus (Van Duzee, 1908)
Stictocephala diceros (Say, 1824)
Stictocephala diminuta (Van Duzee, 1908)
Stictocephala lutea (Walker, 1851)
Stictocephala militaris (Gibson & Wells, 1917)
Stictocephala nervosa (Buckton, 1903)
Stictocephala palmeri (Van Duzee, 1908)
Stictocephala stimulea (Van Duzee, 1914)
Stictocephala substriata (Walker, 1851)
Stictocephala taurina (Fitch, 1856)
Stictocephala tauriniformis (Caldwell, 1949)
Nymphs are unique in having long forward-pointing plumes
this genus, along with the rest of the tribe is a taxonomic mess. a few of the species have images that are placed provisionally and will require further vetting down the road.
Works Cited
1.Richness of the Nearctic treehopper fauna (Hemiptera: Aetalionidae and Membracidae)
Deitz L.L., Wallace M.S. 2012. Zootaxa 3423: 1–26.