Spot ID Characters for the Order

HEMIPTERA
Suborder HOMOPTERA


Key Characters:

  • Wedge-shaped head
  • Short proboscis emerges near back of head
  • Front wings uniform in texture
  • Common Families:

  • Cicadidae -- Cicadas
  • Cicadellidae -- Leafhoppers
  • Cercopidae -- Spittlebugs
  • Membracidae -- Treehoppers
  • Aphidoidea -- Aphids
  • Coccoidea -- Scale Insects




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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University