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Genus Cixius

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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 Cixioidea
Family Cixiidae (Cixiid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Cixiinae
Tribe Cixiini
Genus Cixius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in Kramer (1981) (1)
Explanation of Names
Cixius Latreille 1804
28 spp. described in our area, >300 worldwide(2)
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
significance of adult host records is unclear(2)
This genus is polyphyletic and in need of revision. The species of the old world have been arranged into multiple subgenera.
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(2)