Bothriocera sp.

Cixiid Planthopper

bothriocera-sp., planthopper in family Cixiidae, French Guiana



Family: Cixiidae

Length: Hopper in the photo 4.1 mm to apex of wings


Study of this genus and the related Bothrioceretta have been hampered by the fact that most type specimens are in European collections, while most other specimens are in collections in the Americas. A key is badly needed.

A study of Auchenorrhyncha on Costa Rican coffee plantations found Bothriocera hoppers present, but primarily on Poro rather than coffee (Rojas et al., 2001).

Photo location: Montagne de Kaw, French Guiana.

Determined by Dr. Lois O'Brien, Green Valley, Arizona.

Lateral view, Bothriocera sp., Fulgorid planthopper from Guyane

American Insects site