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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

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Family Clastopteridae

Sunflower Spittlebug - Clastoptera xanthocephala Insect - Clastoptera proteus Dogwood spittlebug? - Clastoptera proteus Clastoptera - Clastoptera obtusa Brown-winged tan spittlebug - Clastoptera achatina Spittlebug - Clastoptera xanthocephala Spittlebug (Clastoptera lineatocollis) - Clastoptera bug - Clastoptera
Classification
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 Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Clastopteridae
Explanation of Names
Clastopteridae Dohrn 1859
Numbers
>30 spp. in 1-2 genera in our area, 80 spp. in 3 genera total (all but 3 Oriental spp. are in Clastoptera)(1)