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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 pumila
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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Acanaloniidae (Acanaloniid Planthoppers)
Genus Acanalonia
Explanation of Names
Acanalonia Spinola 1839
19 spp. in our area, ~70 total(1)
3-10+ mm
usually green with broad prominently-veined wings held vertically, mimicking a leaf or seed pod
key to spp in(2)
In our area: e NA to CA (BG data)
New World (so. Canada to South America)(1)
shoots and leaves of trees and shrubs
mostly: May-Oct (BG data)
Selected nymph images for comparison:
A. bivittata
A. conica
A. servillei
A. pumila
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.(1)
Print References
Doering, K.C. 1932. The genus Acanalonia in America north of Mexico (Fulgoridae, Homoptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 25: 758-­786.
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(1)