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Family Dictyopharidae - Dictyopharid Planthoppers

Scolops sulcipes? - Scolops sulcipes Orgerius from Ben Lomond Sand Hills - Orgerius ID for a planthopper? - Scolops abnormis leaf hopper? - Rhynchomitra lingula Scolops pungens (Germar) - Scolops pungens R. microrhina — new state for tribe - Rhynchomitra microrhina Scolops -- not sure which - Scolops Scolops sp. - Scolops
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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