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Subfamily Flatoidinae

Planthopper - Flatoidinus punctatus Flatoidinus - Flatoidinus punctatus Flatoidinus signatus - Flataloides scabrosus Flataloides scabrosus? - Flataloides scabrosus Flatid Planthopper species - Flatoidinus punctatus Flatoides scabrosus Planthopper - Flataloides scabrosus UDCC_TCN 00013332 - Flataloides signata - female Flatoidinae species - Flatoidinus punctatus
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
10 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1) (BugGuide includes 4 genera.)
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