two-striped planthopper

(Acanalonia bivittata)

Conservation Status
two-striped planthopper
Photo by Alfredo Colon
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Description
 
 

Two-striped planthopper is a common planthopper that resembles a leaf in its environment. It occurs in the eastern half of the United States and in adjacent Canadian provinces.

Adults are usually green, rarely pink, and 316 to 516 (5.2 to 8.4 mm). The body is flattened laterally. From above it appears wedge-shaped.

The top of the head (vertex) is flat, horizontal, and rounded, not strongly projected forward between the eyes. When viewed from the side the face is straight, without a shelf-like step. The upper part of the face (frons), corresponding to the forehead, is mostly keeled. The antennae are attached on the sides of the head below the eyes. They are short, bristle-like, and three-segmented. The first segment is small and collar-like. There are two brown stripes, one on each lateral margin of the vertex and thorax, that extend along the inner margins of the forewings.

The forewings are broadly oval and are longer than the body. They are prominently and irregularly net-veined over their entire surface. They are held almost vertical when at rest. The leading (costal) margin is also net-veined—there are no parallel veins along the margin. Two anal veins meet beyond the middle of the wing to form a Y vein. The hindwings are fully developed.

On the hind leg, the fourth segment (tibia) has spines at the tip only, no lateral spines. The last part of the leg (tarsus), corresponding to a foot, has three segments. On the hind leg, the second tarsal segment is minute with a rounded tip and a spine at each side.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 316 to 516 (5.2 to 8.4 mm)

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Fields

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

July through September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

It feeds on a wide variety of plants

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30, 82, 83.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

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

 
 

No Rank

Euhemiptera

 
 

No Rank

Clypeorrhyncha

 
 

Suborder

Auchenorrhyncha (true hoppers)

 
  Infraorder Fulgoromorpha  
 

Superfamily

Fulgoroidea (planthoppers)

 
 

Family

Acanaloniidae (acanaloniid planthoppers)

 
 

Subfamily

Acanaloniinae

 
  Tribe Acanaloniini  
 

Genus

Acanalonia  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Acanalonia bivittata rubescens

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

two-striped planthopper

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Frons

The upper part of an insect’s face, roughly corresponding to the forehead.

 

Tarsus

On insects, the last two to five subdivisions of the leg, attached to the tibia; the foot. On spiders, the last segment of the leg. Plural: tarsi.

 

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.

 

Vertex

The upper surface of an insect’s head.

 

 

 

 

 

       
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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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  “Two Striped Planthopper” Acanalonia bivittata
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  Planthopper Nymph *Acanalonia Bivittata
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Jul 15, 2011

This is turning out to be the year for the leafhopper! I love leafhoppers/planthoppers:)

I think this is a planthopper nymph

   
       

 

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Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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