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Genus Flatormenis

Anormenis? - Flatormenis proxima Jumper about 6mm long - Flatormenis proxima BG2306 E6518 - Flatormenis proxima Flatormenis saucia (Van Duzee) - Flatormenis saucia Plant Hopper nymph? - Flatormenis proxima Flatormenis proxima Northern Flatid Planthopper - Lateral - Flatormenis proxima Possible Flatid Planthopper Nymph - Flatormenis proxima
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 Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Flatinae
Tribe Nephesini
Genus Flatormenis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our species used to be treated in Ormenis Stål 1862
Explanation of Names
Flatormenis Melichar 1923
2 spp. described in our area, 14 total(1)
C. Bartlett notes: "There is at least one undescribed Flatormenis in Arizona (and possibly 1 in California)."
Flatormenis proxima (Walker 1851): eastern U.S. and Canada
Flatormenis saucia (Van Duzee, 1912): southwestern U.S., TX, OK
e NA to sw US / Mex. to Peru / W. Indies(1)
No keys to species. It is likely that the genus needs revision.
They do little damage.

Flatormenis pseudomarginata (Muir, 1924) found in Puerto Rico.
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)