Cixius cf. pini

Cixiid Planthopper

Cixius cf. pini, Planthopper in the subfamily Cixiidae

Family: Cixiidae

Length: males 5.3 - 6.0 mm; females 6.0 - 6.5 mm


China (1942) stated that nymphs in the genus Cixius all feed on roots, (especially the roots of grasses), living in crevices in the soil.

Kramer (1981) reported that while there are some external differences among the different species of Cixius, "the structural modifications of the male genitalia provide the only consistent features for the separation of species."

Fitch, in 1851, reported the plant preferences of Cixius pini: various species of Fir, Spruce, and Pine. Osborn (1938) stated that this species is "said to live on Huckleberry."

States with published records of Cixius pini are indicated on the map below.

Planthopper, compare Cixius pini

Map, Cixius pini

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