Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order HOMOPTERA

Family ISSIDAE

(Issid Planthoppers)

(Table of Species)

Issid Planthoppers (127 NA spp) are generally rather grotesque, but lovable, species with elongated snozzes.  They are generally brachypterous and fairly common in Old Field sweeps.  Aphelonema histrionica is relatively common in burned and unburned prairie. Aphelonema simplex has been taken from HAS. Fitchiella robertsoni is another rare species taken only in prairie (CSW, CNW, C). Three species of Bruchomorpha have been collected. The most common and widespread is Bruchomorpha tristis. Bruchomorpha dorsata and Bruchomorpha nasuta are most common in prairie. Members of this genus often show signs of being parasitized by Dryinidae (Hymenoptera).


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