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Family Derbidae - Derbid Planthoppers

Anotia - Anotia kirkaldyi Planthopper - Anotia kirkaldyi Misodema reticulata Melichar Flying insect, white wings, brown spots - Sikaiana harti Unknown Order/Family  - Patara vanduzei Apache degeeri maybe robertsonii - Anotia Orange, waxy planthopper - Omolicna uhleri
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 Fulgoromorpha (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea
Family Derbidae (Derbid Planthoppers)
Explanation of Names
Derbidae Spinola 1839
70 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1), ~1700 spp. in ~160 genera worldwide(2)
8-11 mm(3)
generally can be recognized by the row of spines on metatarsomere 2 and by the short apical segment of beak; head variously compressed(1)
woody fungi on rotten logs(3)
immatures feed on fungal hyphae(1)
Adults just seem to hang around on vegetation waiting on others passing by. ―K.G.A. Hamilton
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