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Genus Cixius

Cixiid Planthopper - Cixius Odd Looking Jumper - Cixius Plant Hopper - Cixius nike Planthopper - Cixius nervosus - female cixiid planthopper - Cixius Cixus? - Cixius Potential Cixius in Saskatoon - Cixius Turkey Run Trail Cixiid - Cixius
Classification
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 (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Delphacoidea
Family Cixiidae (Cixiid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Cixiinae
Tribe Cixiini
Genus Cixius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
= Pseudocixius Caldwell, 1950
Explanation of Names
Cixius Latreille 1804
Type species (in original combination): Cicada nervosa Linnaeus, 1758
Numbers
28 spp. described in our area, >300 worldwide(1)
Cixius angustatus Caldwell, 1938: eastern U.S. and Canada
Cixius apicalis Metcalf, 1923: eastern U.S. and Canada
Cixius balli Kramer, 1981: AZ
Cixius caldwelli Kramer, 1981: OH, VA
Cixius chisosus Caldwell, 1938: TX
Cixius cinctus Ball, 1937: AZ
Cixius clitellus Ball, 1937: AZ
Cixius coloepeum Fitch, 1856: transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Cixius comptus Fowler, 1904: AZ; Mexico
Cixius cultus Ball, 1902: western and central U.S. and Canada
Cixius ephratus Ball, 1937: NV, UT
Cixius evexus Kramer, 1981: CA
Cixius krameri Tsaur, 1990: CA
Cixius knulli Caldwell, 1938: TX
Cixius meridionalis Beirne, 1950: AK, MT; transcontinental Canada
Cixius misellus Van Duzee, 1916: eastern U.S., transcontinental Canada
Cixius narke Kramer, 1981: CA
Cixius nervosus (Linnaeus, 1758): transcontinental U.S.; Europe and Asia
Cixius nike Kramer, 1981: transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Cixius pini Fitch, 1851: eastern U.S. and Canada
Cixius praecox Van Duzee, 1925: western U.S. and Canada
Cixius procrustes Kramer, 1981: AR, KS
Cixius prodotes Kramer, 1981: NC, OH
Cixius prominens Tsaur, 1990: CA
Cixius quebecensis Beirne, 1951: eastern U.S. and Canada
Cixius stigmatus (Say, 1825): transcontinental U.S. and Canada
Cixius vandykei Van Duzee, 1925: CA, WA
Cixius yufengi Tsaur, 1993: CA
Range
worldwide(1)
Food
significance of adult host records is unclear(1)
Remarks
This genus is polyphyletic and in need of revision. The species of the old world have been arranged into multiple subgenera.
revised in Kramer (1981) (2)
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)