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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Ophiderma

Treehopper - Ophiderma salamandra Eyebrowed Treehopper - Ophiderma pubescens Eyebrowed Treehopper - Ophiderma pubescens Treehopper  - Ophiderma pubescens Ophiderma pubescens Ophiderma flava? - Ophiderma flava Treehopper - Ophiderma pubescens - female Membracid - Ophiderma
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 Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Smiliini
Genus Ophiderma
Explanation of Names
Ophiderma Fairmaire 1846
Greek ophis (οφις) 'snake' + derma (δερμα) 'skin'
13 spp. in our area(1)
NA, widespread in the east, 6 spp. reach Canada (in the east), 5 spp. restricted to AZ(1)
Host plants: Castanea, Fagus, Quercus, Ulmus(2)