Family Membracidae - Typical Treehoppers
Treehoppers of tropical America / Membrácidos de la América tropical.By Godoy, C.; Miranda, X.; Nishida, K.
INBio, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. 352 pp., 2006
Godoy, C.; Miranda, X.; Nishida, K. 2006. Treehoppers of tropical America / Membrácidos de la América tropical. INBio, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. 352 pp.
Language Notes: Spanish text and English translation; translation by Christina Feeny
The first part of this field guide consists of an extensive introduction to the family Membracidae including morphology, behavior, mutualistic relationships with other organisms, and host plants. Also included are illustrated keys to the genera utilizing the form of the pronotum and illustrated taxonomic keys to the subfamilies and tribes.
Treehopper diversity (Hemiptera: Membracidae) of Little Orleans, Allegany Co., MarylandBy Bartlett C.R., Deitz L.L., Rothschild M.J., Wallace M.S.
Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 101: 130-143, 2008
Phylogeny and systematics of the treehopper subfamily Centrotinae (Hemiptera: Membracidae).By Matthew S. Wallace & Lewis L. Deitz
Associated Publishers, 2004
Memoirs on Entomology, International, Volume 19
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Memoir 19 treats the phylogeny and systematics of the long neglected treehopper subfamily Centrotinae (Hemiptera: Membracidae). This work includes: phylogenetic hypotheses used to place 206 of 216 genera into monophyletic tribes; an illustrated tribal key and descriptions for identifying the 23 valid tribes (6 new); and discussions of phylogeny, biogeography, and several life history traits. The monograph also provides 186 figures illustrating key tribal and generic characteristics (with 1500 individual digital photographs from both light and scanning electron microscopy and line drawings).
Establishing the identity of existing names in the North American Enchenopa binotata species complex of treehoppers (Membracid) By Hamilton, K.G.A. and Cocroft, R.B.
Entomological News, 120(5): 534–565., 2010
Hamilton, K.G.A. and Cocroft, R.B. (2010) Establishing the identity of existing names in the North American Enchenopa binotata
species complex of treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Entomological News, 120(5): 534–565.
ABSTRACT: The Enchenopa binotata
species complex, which is restricted to eastern North America, is separated from the western and Neotropical species by the proportions of the front and middle tibiae. Three of its species are identifiable by reference to adult characters, and three existing names are applied to two of these species.