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Upcoming Events

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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Genus Platypedia

Cicada - two different ones - Platypedia putnami Cicada Casting - Platypedia Mature Cicada 2 - Platypedia Putnam's Cicada, spread female dorsal - Platypedia putnami - female Unknown Cicada - Platypedia Platypedia? - Platypedia Putnam's Cicada - Platypedia I believe a Putnam's Cicada, Platypedia putnami - Platypedia
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 Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Tibicininae
Tribe Platypediini
Genus Platypedia
23 spp. in our area(1)
Distinguished from Neoplatypedia in part by 8 marginal cells instead of 7. Separated from other Tettigadinae by the radial cell's distal node located 2/3 of the way along the costa rather than centered.
w. US east to SD-NE(1)