Ecosystem Science Reserve
Insects of Cedar Creek
Delphacid Planthoppers (145 NA spp) are the most commonly encountered Family
of FULGOROIDEA. They have a calcar (large movable triangular plate)
at the tip of their hind tibiae. Delphacodes campestris
is common to abundant in a wide variety of fields. Both macropterous and
brachypterous individuals occur. This species feeds on Poa
and possibly other C3 grasses.
is a distinctive
species that has been taken in a few fields. Several other species of Delphacodes
have been collected but their taxonomy defies my abilities. Several of
these species are more prominent in savanna regions. Stobaera
is relatively common in late summer. It occurs
in a variety of fields. Less common are Liburniella
. They too are found in a variety of fields.
2+spp, Kelisia axialis
also been collected.