Cicadas, Hoppers & Aphids

Homoptera means uniform wings; homo = alike, ptera = wings. The front wings of these insects have a uniform textured appearance in contrast to their

Homoptera are similar to the Hemiptera true bugs. In addition to differences in the origin of their sucking mouthparts, Homoptera have a uniformly thickened forewings that overlap slightly at the tips. Homoptera groups include cicadas, leaf hoppers, whiteflies, aphids and scale insects.


With an exclusive diet of plant juices, leafhoppers produce a sweet byproduct known as honeydew. Read More



Cicada own the reputation of being the loudest animal in the world. Read More


The Fulgorid family of planthoppers is characterized by some bizarre features including wavy filamentous tails and elaborate head protuberances. Read More

Short Tailed Mealybug (Pseudococcus spp.)

Mealybugs are cryptic insects covered with a white waxy powder. Read More

Lantern Bug

Tropical Fulgorids account for some of the largest planthoppers. Read More