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Family Dictyopharidae - Dictyopharid Planthoppers

Hopper - Scolops sulcipes Any idea what this might be - Orgamara acuta An air of superiority - Nersia florida Hopper nymph (or not) - Orgerius Green fly with blue stripes - Rhynchomitra microrhina Dictyopharid - Scolops? - Scolops Scolops? - Scolops Black fulgoroid - Phylloscelis atra
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 Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Dictyopharidae (Dictyopharid Planthoppers)
Explanation of Names
Dictyopharidae Spinola 1839
Numbers
85 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1), >730 spp. in 165 genera worldwide(2)
Range
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)
Habitat
on above-ground portions of plants(1)
Food
primarily, dicots in a variety of families; most are monophagous(1)
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