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Genus Phylloscelis

Dictyopharidae, dorsal - Phylloscelis atra Bizarre - Phylloscelis atra Hopper - Phylloscelis atra Bug - Phylloscelis atra unknown insect - Phylloscelis Dictyopharidae, Black Leaf-Leg, lateral - Phylloscelis atra New Jersey Hopper for ID - Phylloscelis rubra Phylloscelis pallescens
Classification
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 Dictyopharidae (Dictyopharid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Dictyopharinae
Tribe Phylloscelini
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. and contributors (2017-) 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