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Genus Acanalonia

Hopper nymph on bitternut hickory - Acanalonia bivittata unidentified bug - Acanalonia bivittata Two-striped Planthopper (Acanalonia bivittata) ?? - Acanalonia bivittata Acanalonia? - Acanalonia bivittata Hopper Nymph - Acanalonia conica Planthopper - Acanalonia conica light green issid? - Acanalonia parva planthopper nymph - Acanalonia servillei leafhopper - Acanalonia servillei Planthopper nymph - Acanalonia bivittata
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 Fulgoromorpha (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea
Family Acanaloniidae (Acanaloniid Planthoppers)
Genus Acanalonia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Acanalonia Spinola, 1839
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
3-10+ mm
usually green with broad prominently-veined wings held vertically, mimicking a leaf or seed pod
keys to spp in (1)(3)
New World (so. Canada to S. America)(2)
shoots and leaves of trees and shrubs
Life Cycle
adults and nymphs of multiple spp. can be common on var. spp. of milkweed (Asclepias) (4)(BG data)
selected nymph images of common eastern species for comparison:
A. bivittata
A. conica
A. servillei
See Also
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)
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