Catonia pumila, copyright Judy Gallagher.Belongs within: Auchenorrhyncha. The Achilidae are a group of often flattened planthoppers whose nymphs live under bark or in cavities in dead wood (Carver et al. 1991). Characters (from Carver et al. 1991): Apical segment of rostrum distinctly longer than wide. Fore wings usually folded flat, partially overlapping at rest, occasionally… Continue reading Achilidae


Siphanta acuta, copyright Jean & Fred Hort.Belongs within: Auchenorrhyncha. The Flatidae are a group of plant-sucking bugs characterised by conspicuous granules over the clavus of the fore wing (Carver et al. 1991). Characters (from Carver et al. 1991): Fore wings usually broad, triangular, steeply tectiform, opaque and brightly coloured, most commonly green; clavus with conspicuous… Continue reading Flatidae


Features of Aedeastria latifrons, from De Boer (1993). 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). <==Tibicinidae [Tibicininae] |–Prasiini DB93 |    |–Arfaka Distant 1905 DB93 |    |–Jacatra Distant 1905 DB93 |    |–Prasia Stål 1863 DB93… Continue reading Tibicinidae