acanaloniid planthoppers

(Acanalonia spp.)

Overview
acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia sp.)
Photo by Alfredo Colon
 

Acanalonia is a common and widespread species of planthopper. It occurs in southern Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. There are about 70 species worldwide, 19 species in North America north of Mexico, and just 2 species in Minnesota.

Acanalonia feeds on the sap of a wide variety of plants. It often hops, like a grasshopper, for transportation, but usually walks slowly to avoid detection.

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Adults are to (3 to 10 mm) long and usually green. The forewing is broadly oval and is held almost vertical when at rest. There is a prominent raised network of veins across the entire wing, including at the leading (costal) margin. On the hind leg, the fourth segment (tibia) has spines at the tip only, no lateral spines.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30, 82.

 
  10/1/2020      
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Hemiptera (true bugs, cicadas, hoppers, aphids and allies)

 
 

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Euhemiptera

 
 

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Clypeorrhyncha

 
 

Suborder

Auchenorrhyncha (true hoppers)

 
  Infraorder Fulgoromorpha  
 

Superfamily

Fulgoroidea (planthoppers)

 
 

Family

Acanaloniidae (acanaloniid planthoppers)

 
 

Subfamily

Acanaloniinae

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia clypeata)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia fasciata)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia immaculata)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia invenusta)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia laticosta)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia parva)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia pumila)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia servillei)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia similis)

acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia virescens)

green cone-headed planthopper (Acanalonia conica)

two-striped planthopper (Acanalonia bivittata)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Acalonia

Acanonia

Amphiscepa

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

There is no common name for the genus Acanalonia. The common name for the Family Acanaloniidae is acanaloniid planthoppers and is used here for the sake of concenience.

 
       

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Costal margin

The leading edge of the forewing of insects.

 

Tibia

The fourth segment of an insect leg, after the femur and before the tarsus (foot). The fifth segment of a spider leg or palp.

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorryncha
Superfamily: Fulgoroidea

- Acanalonia (acanaloniid planthopper)
- Acanalonia bivittata (Two-striped Planthopper)
- Acanalonia conica (Green Cone-headed Planthopper)

 
     

 

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Alfredo Colon
8/6/2019

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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Created: 10/1/2020

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