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Family Dictyopharidae - Dictyopharid Planthoppers

hopper - Rhynchomitra microrhina Treehopper? - Rhynchomitra microrhina Katydid or green lacewing ? - Rhynchomitra microrhina Rhynchomitra - Rhynchomitra microrhina Nersia florida? - Nersia florida Pointed-snouted planthopper - Rhynchomitra Another Ticida individual - Ticida Phylloscelis atra
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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Dictyopharidae (Dictyopharid Planthoppers)
Explanation of Names
Dictyopharidae Spinola 1839
85 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1), >730 spp. in 165 genera worldwide(2)
worldwide, much more diverse in warm climes; in our area, sw. US includes all genera and nearly all species (80) known from the continental US(1)
on above-ground portions of plants(1)
primarily, dicots in a variety of families; most are monophagous(1)
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