Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Family Acanaloniidae - Acanaloniid Planthoppers

Planthopper nymphs on milkweed - Acanalonia bivittata Red-eyed planthopper - Acanalonia conica strange little bug (2) - Acanalonia bivittata Treehopper - Acanalonia conica Hopper Nymph - Acanalonia Acanalonia laticosta Doering - Acanalonia laticosta Leaf hopper? - Acanalonia Leafhopper Nymph? - Acanalonia conica
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 Acanaloniidae (Acanaloniid Planthoppers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sometimes treated as a subfamily (Acanaloniinae) of Issidae
Explanation of Names
Acanaloniidae Amyot & Serville 1843
Numbers
20 spp. in 2 genera in our area (all but one in Acanalonia), >80 spp. in 14 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
usually green with broad prominently-veined wings held vertically, mimicking a leaf or seed pod
See Also
Comment by Bill Reynolds:
Acanaloniidae: wing veins are reticulated and cells do not line up into even rows

Flatidae: although wing veins are reticulated, they seem to line up more evenly into rows
Internet References