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Genus Dictyonissus

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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 Tropiduchidae (Tropiduchid Planthoppers)
Tribe Elicini
Genus Dictyonissus
Explanation of Names
Dictyonissus Uhler, 1876
2 spp. in the genus, both in our area(1)
Dictyonissus griphus (Uhler, 1876): CA, TX; Mexico (Nuevo León)
Dictyonissus nigropilosus (Doering, 1938): TX; Mexico (Tamaulipas)
Dictyonissus can be recognized among the Elicini by
the forewings covering the abdomen (vs. Danepteryx or Osbornia);
wing elongate, costal margin nearly straight, forewings clear, hispid (and green at least for D. griphus);
vertex obtusely produced for distance nearly equal to width of eye;
hind tibiae with 3 lateral spines.(2)
CA, TX / ne Mex.(2)
See Also
Danepteryx or Osbornia(2)
Print References
Wilson, S.W., C. Mitter, R.F. Denno, and M.R. Wilson. 1994. Evolutionary patterns of host plant use by delphacid planthoppers and their relatives. Pp. 7-45 & Appendix. In: R.F. Denno and T.J. Perfect. (eds.). Planthoppers: Their Ecology and Management. Chapman and Hall, New York.
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(2)