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Species Acanalonia laticosta

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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 Fulgoromorpha
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Acanaloniidae (Acanaloniid Planthoppers)
Genus Acanalonia
Species laticosta (Acanalonia laticosta)
Explanation of Names
Acanalonia laticosta Doering 1933
Numbers
19 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Identification
Greatest width of forewing approximately at apex of clavus; reticulation light; costal margin more greatly expanded(1)
The differences between A. parva and A. laticosta are subtle - the latter has the costal margin somewhat more enlarged and the venation less densely reticulate, especially in the lower half (near the costa), and the head is somewhat shorter and flatter. The only reliable character is probably the pregenital sternite in the female, which has a flat-bottomed notch at centre in A. parva while in A. laticosta it is toothed at centre. Doering's opinion that the overall wing shape and size will differentiate these species seems to be in error. (Andy Hamilton, 26.x.2010)
Range
TX (1)
Season
Apr-Dec (2)
Food
hosts: Prosopis, Siderocarpos flexicaulis (Fabaceae);
Helenium, Anthemis arvensis, Chrysopsis (Asteraceae);
Croton (Euphorbiaceae) (1)
See Also
Greatest width of forewing anterior to apex of clavus; reticulation heavier; costal margin somewhat less expanded; smaller in size, at least under 4.35 mm(1)
- Range: NM-TX
Acanalonia parva Doering
Det. Andy Hamilton, 2008
"This has the most rounded wings in the genus."
Print References
Doering, K.C. 1932. The genus Acanalonia in America north of Mexico. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 25: 758-786.
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(1)