Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
19 spp. in our area (likely more in sw US), ~65 total(2)
Acanalonia bivittata (Say, 1825): eastern U.S.
Acanalonia clypeata Van Duzee, 1908: southwestern U.S.
Acanalonia concinnula (Fowler, 1900): FL, TX; Mexico
Acanalonia conica (Say, 1830): eastern U.S. and Canada; introduced in western U.S. and Europe
Acanalonia excavata Van Duzee, 1933: FL
Acanalonia fasciata Metcalf, 1923: southwestern U.S.
Acanalonia grandicella Doering, 1932: southwestern U.S.
Acanalonia hadesensis Caldwell, 1938: TX
Acanalonia immaculata (Kirkaldy, 1907): AZ; Mexico
Acanalonia invenusta Doering, 1932: NM, TX
Acanalonia laticosta Doering, 1932: TX
Acanalonia mollicula Van Duzee, 1914: southwestern U.S.
Acanalonia parva Doering, 1932: NM, TX
Acanalonia planata Ball, 1933: TX
Acanalonia pumila (Van Duzee, 1908): FL, SC, NC; Bermuda
Acanalonia saltonia Ball, 1933: CA
Acanalonia servillei Spinola, 1839: southeastern U.S.
Acanalonia similis Doering, 1932: NM, TX
Acanalonia virescens (Stål, 1864): FL, TX; Mexico
usually green with broad prominently-veined wings held vertically, mimicking a leaf or seed pod
New World (so. Canada to S. America)(2)
shoots and leaves of trees and shrubs
selected nymph images of common eastern species for comparison:
Similar to Issidae, with no spines on hind tibiae
. Wings broad, held parallel to the body, wing venation reticulate, lacking pustules in the clavus, lacking marginal crossveins, and lacking wax on the wings. Mostly green or pink in color.(2)