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Genus Philaenarcys

hopper - Philaenarcys bilineata Aphrophoridae, Prairie Spittle Bug, dorsal - Philaenarcys bilineata Cercopidae - Philaenarcys bilineata Leafhopper or Spittlebug - Philaenarcys bilineata another leaf hopper ? - Philaenarcys bilineata planthopper - Philaenarcys bilineata Philaenarcys spartina Philaenarcys spartina
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 Philaenini
Genus Philaenarcys
Explanation of Names
Philaenarcys Hamilton 1979
3 spp. total, all in our area(1)(2)
across Canada(2) south to...
3 species:
bilineata- western and central U.S.
killa- Midwestern and Atlantic coastal plain prairies
spartina- endemic to northeastern North America, in salt marshes
Works Cited
1.Soulier-Perkins A. (2007-) Cercopoidea organised on line
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.