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Family Cercopidae - Froghoppers

Three Yellow lines and a red triangle on this beetle - Prosapia bicincta Two-Lined Spittlebug - Prosapia bicincta Black bug with yellow stripes and red eyes and legs - Prosapia bicincta From a sweep net sample - Prosapia bicincta spittlebug - Prosapia bicincta Prosapia bicincta Leafhopper sp - Prosapia ignipectus Cercopidae, (Two-lined) Spittlebug, dorsal - 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)