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Family Cercopidae - Froghoppers

Spittle Bug - Prosapia ignipecta Two-line Spittle Bug - Prosapia bicincta Two-Lined Spittlebug - Prosapia bicincta Planthopper - Prosapia beetle on tomato plant - Prosapia bicincta Two-lined Spittlebug (Prosapia bicincta) - Prosapia bicincta Black bug with yellow stripes and red eyes and legs - Prosapia bicincta Prosapia bicincta - Two-lined Spittlebug - 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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
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
4 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~1,500 described spp. in ~170 genera worldwide(1)
worldwide, much more diverse in the tropics(2)