Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

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

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Cixidia

Planthopper nymph - Cixidia floridae Epiptera fusca? - Cixidia fusca Planthopper - Cixidia opaca hopper - Cixidia unknown moth - Cixidia Black insect - Cixidia opaca Cixidia (Epiptera) opaca (Say) - Cixidia opaca Epiptera opaca? - Cixidia opaca
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 Achilidae (Achilid Planthoppers)
Genus Cixidia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiptera, [i]Elidiptera, Helicoptera
Explanation of Names
Epiptera Metcalf 1922
14 spp. in our area, ~40 total(1)
holarctic; across NA(1)
nymphs and adults feed on fungi under bark
our only representative of the tribe Myconini(1)
Internet References
Genus page - Univ. Delaware(1)