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Tribe Scaphytopiini

blue hopper - unident - Scaphytopius frontalis Scaphytopius acutus? - Scaphytopius acutus 040912Hopper5 - Scaphytopius elegans Sharp-nosed Leafhopper - Scaphytopius latus Scaphytopius species?  - Scaphytopius Leafhopper - Scaphytopius acutus - female Scaphytopius sp. Maybe Scaphytopius majestus? - Scaphytopius insect - Japananus hyalinus
Classification
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
Numbers
TBA spp. in TBA genera in our area, ~200 spp. in 15 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
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)