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Genus Platycotis

Oak Treehopper - Platycotis vittata Treehopper - Platycotis vittata Planthopper  - Platycotis vittata Platycotis vittata?? or close in December - Platycotis vittata Hemipteran - Platycotis vittata Oak treehopper adults (newly eclosed) - Platycotis vittata Platycotis vittata what am I? - Platycotis vittata
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 Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Membracinae
Tribe Hoplophorionini
Genus Platycotis
Explanation of Names
Platycotis Stål 1869
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
The long cells in the tip of the wing are distinctive for the genus (Dr Hamilton)
Range
Neotropical and Nearctic regions(2); in our area, P. vittata is widespread (throughout the US + ON & BC), the rest are restricted to CA(1)