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Family Tropiduchidae - Tropiduchid Planthoppers

Neaethus - Neaethus maculatus Issid nymph #2 - Danepteryx Issid on redwood - Danepteryx 2602 - Neaethus Second Neaethus sp? - Dictyssa marginepuncatata Misodema reticulata Melichar - Misodema reticulata Dictyobia Genus Kallitaxila? - Kallitaxila
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 Tropiduchidae (Tropiduchid Planthoppers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomy follows (1)
Explanation of Names
Tropiduchidae Stål 1866
64 spp. in 12 genera in our area(1), ~700 spp. in ~200 genera worldwide(2)
in our area, across the south, north to WA in the west and NC in the east(2)
on monocots(3)
Print References
Works Cited
1.A review of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States
Bartlett C. R., O'Brien L. B. & Wilson S. W. 2014. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 50: 1-287.
2.Bartlett C.R. and contributors (2017-) Planthoppers of North America
3.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
4.A contribution to the taxonomy of the subfamily Issinae in America north of Mexico (Fulgoridae, Homoptera). Part I
Doering K.C. 1936. U. Kans. Sci. Bull. 24: 421-467.
5.Tropiduchidae (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States
O'Brien L.B. 1992. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 85: 121-126.