≈ Melanoliarus sp.

Cixiid Planthopper

Image from Amazonas state, Brazil, of planthopper Melanoliarus sp.

Family: Cixiidae

Subfamily: Cixiinae

Tribe: Pentastirini

Length: typically 5-8 mm in the genus; hopper in the photo 6.7 mm


Genus Melanoliarus was erected to contain most of the New World species formerly included in genus Oliarus.

A key characteristic of tribe is the presence of five pronotal carinae; hoppers in tribe Cixiini have three.

Photo location: Along the Rio Negro, Amazonas state, Brazil.

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