Melanoliarus sp.

Cixiid Planthopper

Oliarus sp., Cixiid Planthopper

Family: Cixiidae

Length: typically 5-8 mm in the genus


In this genus the vertex is longer than it is broad, and is v-shaped at its base. The mesonotum has five carinae These hoppers were formerly placed in Oliarus, but that genus is now restricted to Old World species.

The individual hopper shown here was photographed in Lake County, Minnesota in late July.

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