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Genus Bothriocera

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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 Cixiidae (Cixiid Planthoppers)
Genus Bothriocera
Explanation of Names
Bothriocera Burmeister 1835
10 spp. in our area, 46 total(1); a number of spp. reported in error from the US
Only genus north in our area with the antennae anterior to eyes(1)
US (mostly south, esp. southeast) to Brazil; W. Indies(1)
significance of adult host association is unclear(1)
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)