Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Lepyronia angulifera

Spittlebug? - Lepyronia angulifera Spittlebug? - Lepyronia angulifera Spittlebug - Lepyronia angulifera Spittlebug - Lepyronia angulifera Spittlebug - Lepyronia angulifera
Classification
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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Typical Spittlebugs)
Tribe Cloviini
Genus Lepyronia
Species angulifera (Lepyronia angulifera)
Explanation of Names
Lepyronia angulifera Uhler, 1876
Identification
A small spittle bug with the usual "diamond-back" pattern of the genus, but with a shorter and declivous [sloping downward toward the tip] top of the head ("crown") than other related species. Has shorter and more convex front than the Diamondbacked spittlebug (Lepyronia quadrangularis), with comparatively broader wings. [composite of several comments by Andy Hamilton]
Range
This is usually taken along the Atlantic coast, from NJ to the Caribbean islands, but a few isolated populations live in marshes in Michigan. This image from southern NY (just west of CT) represents a new state record, and was the furthest north that this coastal species had been found until this one from Burlington, Vermont. Records from Michigan refer to an undescribed species or subspecies. [composite of several comments by Andy Hamilton]