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Tribe Scaphytopiini

Scaphytopius - Scaphytopius latus Which species of Scaphytopius? - Scaphytopius nr-majestus olive leafhopper - Scaphytopius Leafhopper - Scaphytopius acutus - female Leafhopper - Scaphytopius acutus Sooty leafhopper - Scaphytopius Scaphytopius acutus  - Scaphytopius acutus Sharp-nosed Leafhopper - Scaphytopius acutus
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 Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Scaphytopiini
TBA spp. in TBA genera in our area, ~200 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
nearctic and neotropical
herbaceous and woody dicots
"The characters formerly used to define the tribe, the produced head and the gena not incised laterally and visible behind the eye in dorsal view, appear to have arisen independently multiple times in Deltocephalinae and are therefore not reliable characters on their own at the tribal level. The tribe is interpreted here to contain only three genera from the New World." Zahniser & Dietrich 2013