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Dictyopharid Planthopper - Rhynchomitra recurva

Dictyopharid Planthopper - Rhynchomitra recurva
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
September 4, 2005
Size: aprox. 10mm
I have seen pictures of these before but can not remember where or what they were.
As usual I posted the picture then went to the guide. I found Troy's and Tony's pictures of a critter that looked like mine but when I back tracked to the family page I could not find them. I found them first by a Google search.



Rhynchomitra lingula
It has brown legs, as does the image at, although the head is somewhat longer. This is a new state record.

Nersia sp.?
Yes, a Dictyopharid, but I am no expert on this group. It looks a lot like the other photo of a presumed Nersia, also on this web site.

Thanks Andy, I will just post it as Dictyopharid.

Browse vs Images
If you go to the family page under browse mode, you are correct, you won't see them. Browse mode will only give you images that are in the guide in a taxonomic category one below the one you are looking at. In your example, in browse mode under Dictyopharidae you will only see those images that are identified to genus. Anything identified only to the family level will not be visible. If you switch to Images however, such as here, you will be able to see all the images in the family. If something we are looking at in Browse mode disappears when we move down the taxonomy, we always switch to Images mode.
We just moved many of the images from the family page to the genus identified by Dr Hamilton so it will appear a little different now. Perhaps when Dr Hamilton looks at your image he can also go to the family page and ID those last two that are currently ID'd only to family.


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