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Species Rhabdocephala brunnea

Fulgoroid bug a - Rhabdocephala brunnea Treehopper - Rhabdocephala brunnea Treehopper - Rhabdocephala brunnea Fulgorid? - Rhabdocephala brunnea Dictyopharid? - Rhabdocephala brunnea Dictyopharid? - Rhabdocephala brunnea
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)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Fulgoridae (Fulgorid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Amyclinae
Genus Rhabdocephala
Species brunnea (Rhabdocephala brunnea)
Explanation of Names
Rhabdocephala brunnea Van Duzee 1929
Range
AZ, w. TX / n. Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Food
host: Muhlenbergia porteri (bush muhly, Poaceae)(1)
Remarks
Rhabdocephala is one of the insects that forms a link between the traditional Fulgoridae (large insects with reticulate hind wings) and "Dictyopharidae". The nymph is obviously similar to those of Dictyopharinae such as Rhynchomitra and Scolops, but the adult more closely resembles Zanna (Fulgoridae), a much larger but also sticklike insect. -- Andy Hamilton, 26.vi.2012