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Species Ormenoides venusta

Resting under a Linden leaf - Ormenoides venusta Planthopper - Ormenoides venusta Hopper - Ormenoides venusta Flatid planthopper with mites - Ormenoides venusta Flatid Leaf Hopper - Ormenoides venusta Broad-winged green hopper - Ormenoides venusta Hopper nymph - Ormenoides venusta Unknown planthoppers - Ormenoides venusta
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 Flatinae
Tribe Nephesini
Genus Ormenoides
Species venusta (Ormenoides venusta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ormenoides pauperata (Melichar 1902)(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Ormenoides venusta (Melichar 1902)
The only unmarked flatid in e. US with wing crossveins almost completely random - only a single row of them parallels the wing edge. Wings are narrower at the tip than in Anormenis and without a prominent double row of crossveins that traverse the wing. The orange edges to the wings are distinctive. In nymphs, the orange spots and 4-6 black tail spots are distinctive. (Dr Hamilton)
Check the wing veins here:
e. US & ON (NJ-FL to MO-OK-TX) - Map (1)(3), v. common
polyphagous(1); Often found on wild grape
Ormenoides may occur in large numbers, but do little apparent damage and have not been directly implicated in plant disease transmission (although this has not been excluded either). (1)
See Also
Among eastern flatids, Ormenoides venusta is smaller than Flatormenis proxima, and tends to have a brownish or orangish border on the wings. (1)
Print References
Melichar, L. (1923). Homoptera; fam. Acanaloniidae, Flatidae et Ricaniidae. Genera Insectorum. Bruxelles, 182: 1-185.
Wilson, S.W. and J.E. McPherson. (1981) Life histories of Anormenis septentrionalis, Metcalfa pruniosa, and Ormenoides venusta with descriptions of immature stages. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 74(3): 299-311.
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)