Treehopper
( Membracidae )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Membracidae
Common Name:Treehopper
Life Stage:A

PHYLOGENY

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

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Ohlone Wilderness Trail, Livermore
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB190130
Park/Forest:Del Valle Reservoir

RECOGNITION
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)

BIOLOGY

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • BugGuide [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#109170


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