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Genus Megamelus

Delphacid? - Megamelus lunatus Megamelus - Megamelus palaetus Planthopper - Megamelus palaetus KUNHM-ENT SMO327255 - Megamelus falcatus - female sp3 - Megamelus flavus - male sp3 - Megamelus metzaria - female UDCC_NRI 00004129 - Megamelus ungulatus - male UDCC_NRI 00004140 - Megamelus ungulatus - male
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 Delphacidae (Delphacid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Delphacinae
Tribe Delphacini
Genus Megamelus
Explanation of Names
Megamelus Fieber 1866
Numbers
19 spp. in our area, ~30 total(1)
Identification
strongly produced head is much narrower than the thorax (K.G.A. Hamilton)
Range
Holarctic and Neotropical
Remarks
M. scutellaris is used as biocontrol of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes
Adults brachypterous or macropterous
Nymph
Print References
(2)(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Bartlett C.R. and contributors (2017-) Planthoppers of North America
2.A Revision of the Genus Megamelus in America North of Mexico (Homoptera, Fulgoridae, Delphacinae)
R. H. Beamer. 1955. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 29-40.
3.A Revision of the Genus Megamelus in America North of Mexico (Homoptera, Fulgoridae, Delphacinae) (Concluded)
R. H. Beamer. 1955. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 41-46.