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Family Dictyopharidae - Dictyopharid Planthoppers

Is this a weevil? - Scolops sulcipes Black Leaf-Leg planthopper - Phylloscelis atra Hemiptera IMG_6677 - Orgerius Rhynchomitra recurva - female Scolops - Scolops sulcipes Scolops pallidus? - Scolops Phylloscelis atra sp3 - Scolops neomexicanus - male
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
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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