Oecleus sp.

Cixiid Planthopper

Oecleus sp., hopper in family Cixiidae

Family: Cixiidae

Length: hopper in photo 6 mm to wing apex


Sixty-four species make up the genus Oecleus. A majority of species are found in the United States, Mexico, or Guatemala. Host plants for the various species range from grasses to asters to palms.

Members of this genus have the vertex compressed, with the carinae weak or barely discernible.  To identify species it is usually necessary to examine the insect's genitalia.

Cixiid Planthopper, Oecleus sp., French Guiana

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