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Genus Oeclidius

Hopping bug 1 - Oeclidius Cixiidae on Artemisia - Oeclidius Cixiid on brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) - Oeclidius Oeclidius nanus Van Duzee - Oeclidius nanus Oeclidius? - Oeclidius Hemiptera - Oeclidius - female Hemiptera - Oeclidius - female Hemiptera - Oeclidius
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 Kinnaridae (Kinnarid Planthoppers)
Genus Oeclidius
Explanation of Names
Oeclidius Van Duzee, 1914
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(1)
Range
w. US & BC, Mexico(1)(2)
Food
Asteraceae, Amaranthaceae(2)
See Also
resemble small cixiids (perhaps especially Oecleus) with the vertex of the head narrow and trough-like; frons very narrow near top of head, widening toward frontoclypeal suture. Unlike Cixiidae, females have the ovipositor ‘reduced’ instead of strongly projecting and ‘orthopteroid’. The hallmark feature of the family is that abdominal tergites 7-9 are ‘chevron-shaped’.(2)
Print References
Ball E.D. (1934) The genus Oeclidius Van Duzee (Homoptera-Fulgoridae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 10(2): 77-80.
Fennah R.G. (1973) Three new cavernicolous species of Fulgoroidea (Homoptera) from Mexico and Western Australia. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 86(38): 439-446.
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