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Species Asarcopus palmarum

Piglet Bug or Issid Bug - Asarcopus palmarum - female Piglet Bug or Issid Bug - Asarcopus palmarum - female Piglet Bug or Issid Bug - Asarcopus palmarum - female Caliscelidae? - Asarcopus palmarum Caliscelidae? - Asarcopus palmarum AKA Issid Bug or Date Bug - Asarcopus palmarum AKA Issid Bug or Date Bug - Asarcopus palmarum - male - female Asarcopus palmarum, female - Asarcopus palmarum - female
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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Caliscelidae (Piglet Bugs)
Subfamily Caliscelinae
Tribe Caliscelini
Genus Asarcopus
Species palmarum (Asarcopus palmarum)
Explanation of Names
Asarcopus palmarum Horváth 1921
Identification
Sexually dimorphic in the shape of the head and wing color/shape. The male is shinier, has more color contrast, and has a humped thorax and an indentation at the junction of the thorax and abdomen, whereas the female is smoothly tubular. Specimens from California are straw-colored with darker brown markings.(1)

Brachypterous and macropterous adult specimens
Range
native to N. Africa, adventive in CA & TX(2)
Food
hosts: various palms(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic Changes in North American Issidae (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea)
O'Brien, Lois B. 1988. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 81(6): 865-869.
2.Bartlett C.R. (2012-) Planthoppers of North America