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Species Cixius basalis

Cixiid - Oliarus? - Cixius basalis Planthopper - Cixius basalis Planthopper - Cixius basalis Cixiid Planthopper - Cixius basalis Cixius sp. - Cixius basalis Cixiid - Cixius basalis Cixiidae? - Cixius basalis Cixius basalis ? - Cixius basalis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Cixiidae (Cixiid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Cixiinae
Tribe Cixiini
Genus Cixius
Species basalis (Cixius basalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sometimes considered a syn. of C. nervosus (Linnaeus)(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Cixius basalis Van Duzee 1908
The only Cixius with dark wing bases
The latest reviser of the genus synonymized C. basalis with the Old World C. nervosus, but I think that this is based on a misjudgment. The eastern form, with plainly darkened wing bases, extends westward to the limit of the temperate-zone forest (SK) whereas the western form, with mottled wings like the old-world species, extends from AK down into the boreal forest of AB but no farther east(3). There are also slight genital differences between the eastern and western forms that, together with their ranges and host associations, suggests to me that they are different species. --K.G.A. Hamilton (pers. comm. to =v= 14.xi.2013)