Treehopper
( Membracidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Membracidae
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Common Name:Treehopper
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Paraneoptera
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Auchenorrhyncha
Family:Membracidae
Taxon Code:HOM01623
ITIS/TSN:109170

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Del Valle Reservoir, Del Valle Reservoir, Del Valle Reservoir, Livermore
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB190130
Open Space Location:Del Valle Reservoir

RECOGNITION
Description
Differ from related families in having a large pronotum that extends back over the abdomen and (often) covers the head; many species appear humpbacked or thorn-like; others have spines, horns or keels.
Body Length
2-20 mm (mostly under 12 mm).
Diversity
266 Species in about 60 genera in North America. About 3,500 species in about 430 genera worldwide, arranged in 9 subfamilies and dozens of tribes.

BIOLOGY
Diversity
266 Species in about 60 genera in North America. About 3,500 species in about 430 genera worldwide, arranged in 9 subfamilies and dozens of tribes.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Membracidae - Treehoppers. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/174). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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