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Genus Oeclidius

hopper 53 - Oeclidius fraternus Planthopper - Oeclidius - male - female Hopping bug 1 - Oeclidius Hopping bug 1 - Oeclidius Cixiidae on Artemisia - Oeclidius Cixiid on brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) - Oeclidius Oeclidius? - Oeclidius Oeclidius nanus Van Duzee - Oeclidius nanus
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 Kinnaridae (Kinnarid Planthoppers)
Genus Oeclidius
Explanation of Names
Oeclidius Van Duzee, 1914
6 spp. in our area(1)
w. US & BC, Mexico(1)(2)
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-Pacific Entomologist 10(2): 77-80.
Fennah, R.G. 1973. Three new cavernicolous species of Fulgoroidea (Homoptera) from Mexico and Western Australia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 86(38): 439-446.
Van Duzee, E.P. 1914. A preliminary list of Hemiptera of San Diego County, California. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 2: 1-57.
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(2)