Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peuceptyelus is treated here as a subgenus
19 spp. in several subgenera our area(1)
, >100 total(2)
Spittlebug nymphs wander away from their spittle masses, and either start new ones, or enter those of other nymphs. Aphrophora nymphs hold the record, of one spittle mass over a foot long containing about 100 individuals! (Andy Hamilton)
Aphrophora dorsal surface is covered with punctations (tiny pits), whereas Philaenus dorsal surface has tiny hairs.