Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Clastopteridae

Treehopper? - Clastoptera obtusa Dogwood Spittlebug - Clastoptera proteus Hopper - Clastoptera arizonana Pecan Spittlebug - Clastoptera achatina Clastoptera - Clastoptera achatina Clastoptera testacea ? - Clastoptera testacea Clastoptera 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)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
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)