Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
19 spp. in our area (likely more in SW U.S.), ~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)