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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Family Cercopidae - Froghoppers

Small striped beetle - Prosapia bicincta leafhopper - Prosapia bicincta Red-legged Spittlebug - Prosapia ignipectus Something in Hemiptera perhaps? - Prosapia bicincta Red/Orange striped black insect - Prosapia bicincta Prosapia bicincta ? - Prosapia bicincta possibly H. Cercopidae Prosapia bicincta, Two-lined Spittlebug? - Prosapia Prosapia bicincta
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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Cercopidae (Froghoppers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated to include Aphrophoridae
Explanation of Names
Cercopidae Leach 1815
Spittlebug: nymphs surround themselves with a frothy mass that resembles spittle
2 spp. in a single genus in our area, ~1,500 described spp. in ~170 genera worldwide(1)
worldwide, much more diverse in the tropics(2)