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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Superfamily Cixioidea

Planthopper - Isodelphax basivitta Pissonotus Planthopper - Pissonotus planthopper - Pissonotus Which Cixiid Planthopper is this? - Melanoliarus Unknown Critter - Kosswigianella analis Sogatella? - Muellerianella laminalis hopper - Cixius nervosus
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 (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Cixioidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cixioidea Bourgoin and Szwedo, 2022
2 extant families, both in our area
Differ from Fulgoroidea in the form of the ovipositor (orthopteroid, ensiform) and differences in wing venation which strongly support evolutionary divergence. A median ocellus is often (but not always) present, a feature lacking in Fulgoroidea.