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Species Tarophagus colocasiae - Taro Planthopper

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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 Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Tribe Delphacini
Genus Tarophagus
Species colocasiae (Taro Planthopper)
Explanation of Names
Tarophagus colocasiae (Matsumura 1920)
Range
SE Asia (Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia), S Pacific Islands; now also Cuba, Jamaica, and Florida(1)
Food
primary host: taro (Colocasia esculenta, Araceae); nymphs can survive on a number of other plants(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 2015