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Family Issidae - Issid Planthoppers

group on cactus - Traxus fulvus group on cactus - Traxus fulvus Planthopper Nymph - Thionia Leafhopper - Thionia bullata  Issid Planthopper - Aplos simplex Thionia elliptica Fiber Tail Planthopper Nymph - Dorsal  - Aplos simplex Exortus - Exortus punctiferus
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 Issidae (Issid Planthoppers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1)
Explanation of Names
Issidae Spinola 1839
24 spp. in 11 genera in our area(2), ~930 spp. in ~180 genera worldwide(3)
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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