Cercopidae


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Related to Cercopidae: froghopper, Philaenus spumarius, Spittlebugs

Cercopidae

[sar′käp·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of homopteran insects belonging to the series Auchenorrhyncha.

Cercopidae

 

(also Aphrophoridae), spittle insects, a family of insects of the order Isoptera. There are 3,000 species. The insects are 3–10 mm long. They are usually brown or greenish; there are some mottled individuals. The insects are found on all continents, living on herbaceous and woody plants and feeding on their sap. The adult insects leap and fly well. The larvae, which are relatively immobile, excrete a froth that forms masses in which the young insects live. The species Philaemus spumarius damages the stems and leaves of strawberries, currants, fruit trees, and roses.

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Efeito de inseticidas no controle de Mahanarva fimbriolata (Stal) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) e de nematoides fitoparasitos na qualidade tecnologica e na produtividade da cana-de-acucar.
Effect of sugarcane varieties on the development of Mahanarva fimbriolata (Hemiptera: Cercopidae)
Gervasio Silva Carvalho (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul) kindly identified the Cercopidae photos.
To complement biological studies developed at CIAT on grass-feeding spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae), a life rabie was established for the specific case of Zulia carbonaria (Lallemand).
Cumulative precipitation (mm), average temperature ([degrees]C), relative humidity (%) and number of Mahanarva fimbriolata (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) nymphs in the experimental area at 15 to 105 days after application (DAT) of insect control treatments.
Reestrturacao do genero Deois Fennah; descrcao de um novo genero e de novas species (Homoptera, Cercopidae, Tomaspidinae).
(2011) observed higher mortality of Mahanarva fimbriolata (Stal) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) nymphs in the sugarcane cultivarSP79-1011 that also presented the highest silicon content in the leaves.
Hamilton, The spittlebugs of Canada (Homoptera: Cercopidae), Insects and Arachnids of Canada, part 10, Biosystematics Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982.