Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Subfamily Flatoidinae

Hopper or Moth - Flataloides scabrosus Flatoidinus fuscus possible - Metcracis fusca Interesting flatid that Mike Quinn dropped onto his beating sheet - Flatoidinus punctatus Flatoidinus - Flatoidinus punctatus really flat flatid - Flatoidinus punctatus Flatoides enota? - Metcracis fusca Arizona Flatid for ID - Metcracis fusca Flatoides scabrosus Planthopper - Flataloides scabrosus
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 (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea
Family Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Flatoidinae
Numbers
10 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1) (BugGuide includes 4 genera.)
Identification
The color patterns can be deceiving and means little; the head structure matters (i.e., whether the head is projected), and, to a degree, overall size. I have looked at tails of a lot of these and several species of Flatoidinae reported from the US do not appear to be here, but I would encourage photos and collecting specimens of this group to better document our fauna. --Charles Bartlett, pers.comm. to =v= 6.viii.2015 & 27.iii.2017