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Genus Danepteryx

Adult Issid from California - Danepteryx barbarae Is this Daneperyx? Yes - Danepteryx robusta Issid nymph #1 - Danepteryx manca Lakeside Park revisited: nymph - Danepteryx Which species of Danepteryx is this? - Danepteryx Which species of Danepteryx is this? - Danepteryx Danepteryx? - Danepteryx Planthpper - Danepteryx
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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Tropiduchidae (Tropiduchid Planthoppers)
Tribe Gaetuliini
Genus Danepteryx
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sometimes treated among Nogodinidae(1)
Explanation of Names
Danepteryx Uhler, 1889
4 spp. are reported from this genus, but it's hard to tell whether these are biological species or just variants of D. manca (Dr. Hamilton)
7 spp. per(2)
Only this genus has such narrow front wings (Dr Hamilton)

"Curiously, there is no mention in the literature about the wings being held vertically. Perhaps this is not evident in dead specimens." (Dr. Hamilton)
all spp. in CA, 1 sp. also in UT(2) + w. TX (BG data)
"One of several strange looking Issid genera that are endemic to California. They were once thought to be Nogodinidae because the wings are lacy, but the wax tails [of the nymphs] that can be spread when alarmed are characteristic of Issidae." (Dr. Hamilton)
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(2)