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Superfamily Cercopoidea - Spittlebugs

Rosy Spittlebug - Philaenus spumarius Hopper - Philaenus spumarius Two-lined Spittle Bug - Prosapia bicincta Four-Spotted Spittlebug - Aphrophora quadrinotata Aphrophora quadrinotata (?) - Aphrophora alni Clastoptera sp. - Clastoptera Clastoptera? - Clastoptera octonotata Prosapia bicincta
Classification
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 Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Numbers
~70 spp. in 9 genera of 3 families in our area, ~2,600 spp. in >360 genera of 5 extant 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)
Remarks
See Also
Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers) have 1-2 rows of spines on the hind tibiae (none in spittlebugs)