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Species Flataloides scabrosus

Flat Bug - Flataloides scabrosus almost invisible  - Flataloides scabrosus Flatid Planthopper - Flataloides scabrosus Flatoidinus signatus - Flataloides scabrosus Flatoidinus signatus - Flataloides scabrosus Flatoidinae - Flataloides scabrosus Flatoidinae - Flataloides scabrosus Screen-dwelling Flatoidinae - Flataloides scabrosus
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 (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea
Family Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Flatoidinae
Genus Flataloides
Species scabrosus (Flataloides scabrosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Flatoidinus scabrosus
Explanation of Names
Flataloides scabrosus (Melichar 1902)
The 'spotted' pattern does not occur in this species, and the wings are held flatter and it has a bit of an undulation laterally in the shape of the wing when at rest, whereas Flatoidinus has the edges of the wing more curled under.
--a couple of dark markings on the 'temple' [seen here] appear to be characteristic of Flataloides scabrosus, but I would like to see more specimens of it. --Charles Bartlett, pers.comm. to =v= 6.viii.2015
se. US (NC-FL, TX); Brazil(1)
uncommonly encountered, mostly taken at lights(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A review of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States
Bartlett C. R., O'Brien L. B. & Wilson S. W. 2014. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 50: 1-287.
2.Bartlett C.R. and contributors (2017-) Planthoppers of North America