Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Platycotis

Oak Treehopper - Platycotis vittata - female Platycotis vittata ? - Platycotis vittata Oak Treehopper - Platycotis vittata Oak Treehopper - Platycotis vittata Oak Treehopper? - Platycotis vittata Platycotis sp.? - Platycotis vittata Oak Treehopper? - Platycotis vittata Hemipteran - 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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (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)