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Genus Spissistilus

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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 Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Smiliinae
Tribe Ceresini
Genus Spissistilus
Explanation of Names
Spissistilus (Caldwell, 1949)
6 spp. in our area(1)
Spissistilus femoratus (Fairmaire 1846): transcontinental U.S. to Mexico
Spissistilus festinus (Say 1830): transcontinental U.S. and Canada to Mexico; Bermuda
Spissistilus nigricans (Van Duzee 1914): CA
Spissistilus occidentalis (Funkhouser 1915): CA
Spissistilus rotundatus (Stål 1869): TX, FL, LA
Spissistilus uniformis (Fairmaire 1846): TX
Works Cited
1.Richness of the Nearctic treehopper fauna (Hemiptera: Aetalionidae and Membracidae)
Deitz L.L., Wallace M.S. 2012. Zootaxa 3423: 1–26.