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
Mealybugs are cryptic insects covered with a white waxy powder. Read More
Tropical Fulgorids account for some of the largest planthoppers. Read More