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  • Flatid Planthopper - (Flatormenis spp.)

    Flatid Planthopper - (Flatormenis spp.)

    Some are as white as a snowflake, but all Flatid Planthoppers are challenging to catch as they flit about the foliage eating from a variety of sources.

    Picture of Flatid Planthopper
    Staff Writer (6/30/2017): Flatid Planthoppers are able to leap from far distances (given their size) from branch to branch or plant to plant. The Flatid Planthopper is no different. Its wings are white, or they may be a shade of very light green in some individuals. They drink plant juices from stems and leaves as well as fruits.

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    Flatid Planthopper

    Category: Cicada and Planthopper
    Common name: Flatid Planthopper
    Scientific Name: Flatormenis spp.
    Other Names: Mealy Flatid Planthopper

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Hemiptera
          Family: Flatidae
           Genus: Flatormenis
            Species: spp.

    Identifying Colors: white, green

    Additional Descriptors: white, flying, fast, hop, snow, dust

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska;New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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