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Family Tropiduchidae - Tropiduchid Planthoppers

Looks like an armor-plated bulldog - Dictyobia Definitely one for Andy.  - Dictyssa obliqua Exuviae - Danepteryx Issis Planthopper Dictyssa obliqua? - Dictyssa obliqua Neaethus Misodema reticulata Melichar - Misodema reticulata Tropiduchid hopper Squat bug - Danepteryx
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)
Infraorder Cicadina
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Tropiduchidae (Tropiduchid Planthoppers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomy follows Bartlett et al. (2014)(1)
Explanation of Names
Tropiduchidae Stål 1866
64 spp. in 12 genera in our area(1), ~620 spp. in >170 genera worldwide(2)
se US to CA (CA-FL-VA) (BG data)
in our area, se. US (2 spp. are restricted to FL)(3); tropics worldwide(4)
understorey of moist tropical forests(5)
on monocots(6)
Print References
O'Brien, L.B. 1992. Tropiduchidae (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 85(2): 121-126.
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.Dmitriev D.A. (2003-) 3I interactive keys and taxonomic databases
4.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
5.Bugs of the World
George C. McGavin. 1999. Blandford Press.
6.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.