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Superfamily Fulgoroidea - Planthoppers

planthopper - Stenocranus lautus Dark planthopper with clear wings (2) - Isodelphax basivitta long-nosed small, green with light blue stripes - Scolops Synecdoche helenae - Momar fumidus Anotia uhleri ? - Anotia mcateei Delphacid Caliscelidae, lateral - Bruchomorpha Catonia bicinctura
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
comprehensive treatment in Bartlett et al. (2014)(1)
Explanation of Names
>900 spp. in >170 genera of 13 families in our area(2), >12,500 extant spp. in >2,200 genera of 21 families worldwide(3)
Plant-feeding bugs that can be distinguished from related groups by:
antennae inserted on the side of the "cheeks" below the eyes
antennae with three segments, the basal two thickened and round or egg-shaped, the second segment (pedicel) bearing a fine filamentous arista, the third segment
forewing with bifurcate ("Y"-shaped) anal vein

Visual guide to families (Bartlett 2007)
late instar nymphs: key to families (except Kinnaridae) in (5)
Print References
Denno R.F., Perfect J.T., eds. (1994) Planthoppers: Their ecology and management. Chapman & Hall, New York. x+799 pp.
Nault L.R., Rodriguez J.G. (1985) The Leafhoppers and Planthoppers. Wiley, New York. xviii+500 pp.
Internet References