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Species Pelitropis rotulata

Tropiduchid Planthopper - Pelitropis rotulata Issidae nymph - Pelitropis rotulata Tropiduchid Planthopper - Pelitropis rotulata Pelitropis rotulata Planthopper nymph - Pelitropis rotulata Planthopper nymph - Pelitropis rotulata Pelitropis rotulata Planthopper? - Pelitropis rotulata
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 Fulgoromorpha
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Tropiduchidae (Tropiduchid Planthoppers)
Tribe Tangiini
Genus Pelitropis
Species rotulata (Pelitropis rotulata)
Explanation of Names
Pelitropis rotulata Van Duzee 1908
Size
7 mm
Identification
The flattened head is distinctive, as are the crossveins that define an oval space near the wing tips. [The nymphs are] recognizable by the bright red tail lights. [Dr Hamilton's comments here and here]
Range
se. US (e.TX-FL-VA); Cuba(1),(BG data)
Season
mostly: May-Sept (BG data)
Remarks
most often taken at lights (sometimes beating)(2)
Print References
Van Duzee, E.P. 1908. Studies in North American Fulgoridae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 59: 474.
Internet References
Genus Page - Univ. Delaware(2)