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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Flatoidinae

Unknown Cixius sp. - Flatoidinus punctatus Flataloides scabrosus (Melichar) - Flataloides scabrosus Flatoidinus - Flatoidinus punctatus Flatoidinus - Flatoidinus punctatus Flatid Planthopper - Flataloides scabrosus Flatoidinus signatus - Flataloides scabrosus Metcracis fusca (Van Duzee) - Metcracis fusca unknown bug - 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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Infraorder Cicadina
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
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