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Tribe Scaphytopiini

Colorful, Tiny Cicadellid Nymph - Scaphytopius Cicadellidae -? - Scaphytopius Leafhopper - Scaphytopius elegans Scaphytopius acutus? - Scaphytopius acutus Scaphytopius? - Scaphytopius verecundus Leafhopper - Scaphytopius Leafhopper  - Japananus hyalinus Japanese Maple Leafhopper - Japananus hyalinus
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 Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Scaphytopiini
TBA spp. in TBA genera in our area, ~200 spp. in 15 genera worldwide(1)
The Scaphytopiini are readily distinguished from other Deltocephaline leafhoppers by the broadly expanded genae (cheeks) that extend dorsally behind the compound eyes, and the flat, triangular crown that is always narrower than the pronotum. In Scaphytopius, the anterior edge of the forewing has numerous recurved veinlets most of which are only pigmented lines. All adult Scaphytopius are heavily spotted (irrorate) with dull olive, brown, or black. A few species have scattered, milky spots on the forewings. (Musgrave 1979)(2)