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Family Fulgoridae - Fulgorid Planthoppers

Fulgorid Planthopper - Cyrpoptus reineckei Poblicia fuliginosa BIG Hopper - Poblicia texana Poblicia texana Oman - Poblicia texana Fulgoridae - Alphina glauca Lycorma delicatula egg mass - Lycorma delicatula Lycorma delicatula Life Cycle - Lycorma delicatula Ciidae?  - Calyptoproctus marmoratus
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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Fulgoridae (Fulgorid Planthoppers)
Explanation of Names
Fulgoridae Latreille 1820
17 spp. in 9 genera in our area, >700 spp. in 135 genera worldwide(1)(2)
large planthoppers; our spp. mostly exceed 7 mm, tropical forms can reach 95 mm(1)
mostly tropical; in our area, southern (most diverse in TX)(1)
feed on trees & shrubs through the bark; a few taxa are grass feeding(1)
Some are parasitized by Fulgoraecia exigua
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