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Genus Cyarda

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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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Flatinae
Tribe Selizini
Genus Cyarda
Explanation of Names
Cyarda Walker 1858
4 spp. in our area(1), 20 spp. total(2)
body 8-11 mm
wings long, tapering to a point, and projecting posteriorly at a 45 degree angle to the substrate
Species can only be separated by genitalia (at this time).(3)
se. US to NM / Mex. to S. America / W. Indies(2),(BG data)
fairly common in ‘old field’ settings(3)
one sp. common on Asclepias viridis in Houston:

Economic Importance: Probably limited.(3)
Print References
Wheeler, A.G., Jr. and E.R. Hoebeke. 1982. Host plants and nymphal descriptions of Acanalonia pumila and Cyarda sp. near acutissima (Homoptera, Fulgoroidea: Acanaloniidae and Flatidae). Florida Entomologist 65(3): 340-349. (Full Text)
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(3)