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Superfamily Fulgoroidea - Planthoppers

Epiptera - Cixidia fusca Brackish marsh planthopper - Spartidelphax *Solved!* Euklastus harti - Euklastus harti Planthopper? - Copicerus irroratus Leafhopper - Acanalonia conica Spotted purple broad-winged planthopper - Metcalfa pruinosa Scolops? - Scolops 8/22/19 blue insect
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
new comprehensive treatment in Bartlett et al. (2014)(1)
Explanation of Names
Named for the neotropical genus Fulgora (the so-called "Lantern-flies") apparently named after Fulgora, the Roman goddess of lightning
Numbers
>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)
~100 spp. in QC (annotated checklist)(4)
Identification
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)
to key late instar immatures (except Kinnaridae) to family, see (6)
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.
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