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Family Issidae - Issid Planthoppers

Issid - Tylanira ustulata immature leafhopper ? Gravid hopper? - Thionia bullata - female ? - Thionia quinquata Balduza una (Ball) - Balduza una - female Issidae? Picumna maculata Unknown insect - 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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