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Genus Platycotis

Treehopper - Platycotis vittata Oak Treehopper from Seattle - Platycotis vittata - female Oak Treehopper - Platycotis vittata treehopper - Platycotis vittata - male Little Treehopper - Platycotis vittata Platycotis treehopper? - Platycotis tuberculata True Bug - Platycotis vittata Beautiful unidentified bug - Platycotis vittata
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 Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Membracinae
Tribe Hoplophorionini
Genus Platycotis
Explanation of Names
Platycotis Stål 1869
4 spp. in our area(1)
The long cells in the tip of the wing are distinctive for the genus (Dr Hamilton)
Neotropical and Nearctic regions(2); in our area, P. vittata is widespread (throughout the US + ON & BC), the rest are restricted to CA(1)