Haplaxius pictifrons

Cixiid Planthopper


Haplaxius pictifrons, Planthopper in Family Cixiidae

Family: Cixiidae

Subfamily: Cixiinae

Tribe:  Oecleini

Length: typically 4.8 - 5.1 mm

 

Haplaxius pictifrons is common in the summer months.

The wings are usually clear, with the veins sometimes darkened, and with some dark coloration prominent toward the apex.

Some publications refer to this species as Myndus pictifrons.


Myndus pictifrons, Cixiid Planthopper face

 

Left: Two dark bands on the face give this species its scientific name. Certain related species have similar marks, however.

Myndus pictifrons, Cixiid Planthopper

 

Right: The shape of the head, and the stripes on the pronotum, are traits to look for in Haplaxius pictifrons.


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