Belongs within: Auchenorrhyncha. The Cixiidae are a cosmopolitan group of plant-sucking bugs that commonly bear setiferous tubercles along the veins of the fore wings. Nymphs of this family are mostly root-feeders. Some are subterranean cave-dwellers with reduced eyes (Carver et al. 1991). In most cixiids (Cixiinae), the hind wings have veins MP and CuA anastomosing… Continue reading Cixiidae


Belongs within: Auchenorrhyncha. The Flatidae are a group of plant-sucking bugs characterised by conspicuous granules over the clavus of the fore wing. The fore wings are typically triangular and held in a high roof-like position at rest (Carver et al. 1991). Characters (from Carver et al. 1991): Fore wings usually broad, triangular, steeply tectiform, opaque… Continue reading Flatidae


Belongs within: Auchenorrhyncha.Contains: Cercopoidea, Tibicinidae, Cicadidae, Cicadellidae, Membracidae. The Clypeata are the crown clade of living species of the Cicadomorpha. They are characterised by a large, swollen postclypeus, and probably ancestrally feed on xylem (some subgroups feed on phloem or mesophyll) (Shcherbakov & Popov 2002). Three ocelli are present on the crown of the head… Continue reading Clypeata


Belongs within: Hemiptera.Contains: Fulgoridae, Issidae, Nogodinidae, Tropiduchidae, Meenoplidae, Dictyopharidae, Delphacidae, Achilidae, Flatidae, Derbidae, Cixiidae, Clypeata. The Auchenorrhyncha are a diverse clade of plant-feeding bugs characterised by modification of the antennal flagellum into an annulate or segmented arista. The hind legs are often modified for leaping and bear spines on the tibiae. Auchenorrhyncha are divided between… Continue reading Auchenorrhyncha


Belongs within: Clypeata.Contains: Cicada (Mannifera). The Cicadidae include the large cicadas, characterised by the presence in males a pair of covers completely or partially covering the tymbal drum. Members include the periodical cicadas (Magicicada spp.) of North America, famed for their mass synchronous emergences after multi-year growth periods. Males of the Australian genera Arunta and… Continue reading Cicadidae


Belongs within: Clypeata.Contains: Melampsalta. The Tibicinidae include often smaller cicadas in which the males lack tymbal covers on the abdomen so the tymbals are completely exposed (Carver et al. 1991). The bladder cicada Cystosoma saundersii of eastern Australia has the abdomen remarkably inflated in males to form a resonating chamber. <==Tibicinidae [Tibicininae] |–PrasiiniDB93 | |–Arfaka… Continue reading Tibicinidae


Belongs within: Cicadellidae. The Erythroneurini are small leafhoppers characterised by the hind wing venation, with the anal vein completely confluent with the postcubital vein, and the submarginal vein absent between RM and CuA. <==ErythroneuriniGF13 |–AnzyginaGF13 |–Empoascanara peregrinaGF13, MC13 `–ErythroneuraWEE70 |–E. cicadulosa Naudé 1926L61 |–E. doris Kirkaldy 1907K08 |–E. elegia (Cogan 1916) [=Typhlocyba elegia]L61 |–E. harmsi… Continue reading Erythroneurini


Belongs within: Clypeata.Contains: Dikraneura, Proconiini, Cicadellini, Tungurahualini, Erythroneurini, Empoascini, Agalliini, Recilia, Athysanella, Deltocephalini, Athysanini, Euscelini, Macrostelini. The Cicadellidae, leafhoppers, are a diverse family of small plant-feeding insects. They are distinguished from related families by presence of numerous spines on the hind tibiae; the fore wing usually has vein M1+2 apically fused with RP, and males… Continue reading Cicadellidae


Belongs within: Thripida.Contains: Odontothripiella, Wegenerithrips, Plesiothrips, Aptinothripina, Dendrothripinae, Frankliniella, Pseudanaphothrips, Sericothripinae, Scirtothrips, Anaphothrips, Taeniothrips, Thrips, Panchaetothripinae, Chirothrips. The Thripidae are a diverse and cosmopolitan family of thrips including, amongst others, the great majority of the pest thrips species. Recent authors have recognised four subfamilies within the Thripidae though the largest of these, the Thripinae, is defined… Continue reading Thripidae

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Belongs within: Idolothripinae. The Diceratothripina are a group of fungus-feeding thrips characterised by the presence of metathoracic sternopleural sutures and widely separated, usually V-shaped maxillary stylets. The fourth antennal segment bears four, or rarely two, sense cones (Mound & Palmer 1983). The Fijian Campanulothrips gracilis is distinctive for its elongate antennae and long anal tube… Continue reading Diceratothripina

Categorised as Thripida