Curious About Clastoptera?

Clastopterid Spittlebugs are notoriously difficult to identify externally. I have made a preliminary visual guide to the Clastoptera species of the United States and Canada, based on authoritatively identified specimens.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/5243

הועלה ב-אוקטובר 29, 2023 06:56 אחה"צ על ידי nomolosx nomolosx

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Nice work! Thanks for your efforts on this.

פורסם על-ידי mpelikan לפני 4 חודשים

Great work. Great help. Thank you.

פורסם על-ידי vcharny לפני 4 חודשים

I appreciate the feedback, thank you!

פורסם על-ידי nomolosx לפני 4 חודשים

I should examine C. obtusa s.l. with more attention next time I see it .

פורסם על-ידי vcharny לפני 4 חודשים

@vcharny I should note—as currently defined C. obtusa is the only member of that complex in the east, the rest are western @vcharny
there are subspecies of C. obtusa in the east which need to be better looked at, Doering (1928) did not review the terminalia of the subspecies and they may need to be synonymized. C. obtusa tristis lacks the white bands on the wings, C. obtusa borealis has the white bands on the wing very distinct, and C. obtusa obtusa has the white bands "much less distinct, barely discernible."

פורסם על-ידי nomolosx לפני 4 חודשים

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