Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Family Dictyopharidae - Dictyopharid Planthoppers

Scolops Planthopper - Scolops pungens Planthopper Nymph? - Rhynchomitra microrhina Hopper - Rhynchomitra microrhina Dictyopharidae, lateral - Phylloscelis atra Black Leaf-leg - Phylloscelis atra Scolops Planthopper - Scolops Orgeriinae Dictyopharid Planthopper - Scolops
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)
Internet References