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Genus Stictocephala - Buffalo Treehoppers

Ceresa basalis ?? - Stictocephala basalis treehopper - Stictocephala diceros Horned treehopper - Stictocephala diceros Ceresa - Stictocephala alta Ceresa alta - Buffalo Treehopper - Stictocephala alta Ceresa palmeri? - Stictocephala Buffalo Treehopper - Stictocephala brevitylus Stictocephala
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)
Infraorder Cicadina
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers, Treehoppers and Aetalionids)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Ceresini
Genus Stictocephala (Buffalo Treehoppers)
Explanation of Names
Stictocephala Stål 1869
Numbers
17 spp. in our area(1) (some of the spp. recognized in the guide seem to have been synonymized)
Identification
Nymphs are unique in having long forward-pointing plumes
Works Cited
1.Richness of the Nearctic treehopper fauna (Hemiptera: Aetalionidae and Membracidae)
Deitz L.L., Wallace M.S. 2012. Zootaxa 3423: 1–26.