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Genus Cedusa

Is this Cedusa? - Cedusa Plant hopper for ID - Cedusa Cedusa sp. (mallochi?) - Cedusa Cedusa Cedusa March-0BG.J.2015.01 - Cedusa Cedusa - Cedusa vulgaris - male Cedusa incisa - male
Classification
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 Fulgoromorpha
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Derbidae (Derbid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Cedusinae
Genus Cedusa
Explanation of Names
Cedusa Fowler 1904
Numbers
33 spp. in our area, ~180 total(1)
Identification
nymphs:
Range
e NA to CA to Argentina(1)
Food
Nymphs feed on fungi that develop in leaf litter. So far, this has been studied only in Florida on palm branch litter, but obviously this would also apply where cottonwoods produce so much litter. In Canada and the northern states, this genus is associated with willows, which are similarly trashy trees. --Andy Hamilton
Print References
Flynn J.E., Kramer J.P. (1983) Taxonomic study of the planthopper genus Cedusa in the Americas (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea: Derbidae). Entomography 2: 121-260.
Howard F.W., Weissling T.J., O’Brien L.B. (2001) The larval habitat of Cedusa inflata (hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Derbidae) and its relationship with adult distribution on palms. Fla. Entomol. 84: 119-122. (Full text)
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