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Genus Ophiderma

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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 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'
Numbers
13 spp. in our area(1)
Range
NA, widespread in the east, 6 spp. reach Canada (in the east), 5 spp. restricted to AZ(1)
Food
Host plants: Castanea, Fagus, Quercus, Ulmus(2)