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Family Issidae - Issid Planthoppers

Hysteropterum cornutum - Kathleenum cornutum Leafhopper ??? - Aplos simplex Fowlerium acutum (Doering) - Fowlerium acutum bug - Thionia elliptica Broad Issidae - Paralixes scutatus Thionia simplex - Aplos simplex Thionia quinquata? - Fowlerium productum For years I referred to this one as Rocket Bug - Thionia bullata
Classification
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
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Issidae (Issid Planthoppers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1)
Explanation of Names
Issidae Spinola 1839
Numbers
24 spp. in 11 genera in our area(2), ~930 spp. in ~180 genera worldwide(3)
Identification
wings usually shorter than in Flatidae, and without the warty surface where the forewings meet over the back.
in nymphs, the wax filaments projecting from the rear are straight and bundled, not bushy. (Tropiduchid nymphs may also have straight wax filaments)
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