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Superfamily Cercopoidea - Spittlebugs

Diamondbacked Spittlebug - Lepyronia quadrangularis Treehopper - Aphrophora cribrata Clastoptera xanthocephala - Clastoptera Clastoptera arizonana? - Clastoptera arizonana Aphrophora cribrata Yellow-lined flat-headed spittlebug - Lepyronia angulifera Sunflower Spittlebug - Clastoptera xanthocephala - male Clastoptera arizonana? - 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)
Numbers
~70 spp. in 9 genera of 3 families in our area, ~2,600 spp. in >360 genera of 5 families worldwide(1)
Identification
one or two stout spines on the hind tibiae, and a circlet of spines at the apex
Range
worldwide, much more diverse in the tropics(2)
See Also
Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) have 1-2 rows of spines on the hind tibiae (none in spittlebugs)