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Genus Clastoptera

Clastoptera obtusa Hopper - Clastoptera arizonana dark hopper - Clastoptera xanthocephala spittlebug - Clastoptera xanthocephala Clastoptera? - Clastoptera testacea Clastoptera? - Clastoptera testacea Clastoptera? - Clastoptera testacea Spittlebug ID request - Clastoptera xanthocephala
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 Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Clastopteridae (Clastopterid Spittlebugs)
Genus Clastoptera
Explanation of Names
Clastoptera Germar 1839
33 spp. with 11 sspp. in our area(1), ~80 total(2)
Print References
Doering, K. C. 1928. The genus Clastoptera in America north of Mexico. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 18(1): 11–153. (Biodiversity Heritage Library)
Hamilton, K. G. A. 1977. A new Clastoptera from sagebrush (Rhynchota: Homoptera: Cercopidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 74: 38–41.
Hamilton, K. G. A. 1978. On the identity of Clastoptera arborina and a new related species (Rhynchota: Homoptera: Cercopidae). Canadian Entomologist 110: 335–336.
Hamilton, K. G. A. 2015. A new tribe and species of Clastopterinae (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Clastopteridae) from Africa,
Asia and North America. Zootaxa 3946(2): 151–189.
Nguyen, T. C., Rightmyer, M. G., and Engel, M. S. 2001. On the identity of the spittlebug Clastoptera lawsoni Doering (Homoptera: Cercopidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 74(4): 237–242.
Thompson, V., Halbert S. E., and Rothschild, M. 2020. A new species of the spittlebug genus Clastoptera Germar (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Clastopteridae) on Florida oaks. Insecta Mundi 0796: 1–16.
Wheeler, A. G., and Kramer, J. P. 1983. Clastoptera laenata, first eastern United States records and first U.S. host association (Homoptera: Cercopidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 85(1): 55–58.