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Genus Phylloscelis

Dictyopharidae  - Phylloscelis atra Black Leaf-leg - Phylloscelis atra Black Leaf-leg - Phylloscelis atra Hopper - Phylloscelis atra 2-3mm bug that makes big hops - Phylloscelis atra ID Request - Planthopper? - Phylloscelis atra ID Request - Planthopper? - Phylloscelis atra Long-legged bug - Phylloscelis atra
Classification
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 Dictyopharidae (Dictyopharid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Dictyopharinae
Genus Phylloscelis
Explanation of Names
Phylloscelis Germar 1839
Greek phyllon 'leaf' + skelis 'leg' (refers to the leaf-like flange on profemora)
Numbers
4 spp., all in our area(1)
Identification
leaf-like flange along the front femur characteristic--the only eastern dictyopharid with expanded front legs
Range
e. US west to CO-TX + so.ON(1)(2)(3)
Remarks
our sole representative of the tribe Phylloscelini Emeljanov 1983(1)
Print References
McPherson, K.R. and S.W. Wilson. 1995. The planthopper genus Pylloscelis in the United States (Homoptera: Dictyopharidae). Insecta Mundi 9: 177-188.
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)
Works Cited
1.Bartlett C.R. (2012-) Planthoppers of North America
2.Insects of Ojibway Prairie, a southern Ontario tallgrass prairie
Paiero S.M., Marshall S.A., Pratt P.D., Buck M. 2010. Shorthouse J.D., Floate K.D. (Eds.) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands, Vol. 1: 199-225.
3.CU Museum of Natural History entomology databases & research tools