A new family of froghoppers from the American tropics (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Epipygidae)

@article{Hamilton2001ANF,
  title={A new family of froghoppers from the American tropics (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Epipygidae)},
  author={K. G. Andrew Hamilton},
  journal={Biodiversity},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={15 - 21}
}
ABSTRACT Froghoppers (Cercopoidea) are divided into three families: spittlebugs or Cercopidae, which are efficient spittle-producers; Clastopteridae (including subfamily Machaerotinae, new status), inefficient spittle-producers and tube-dwellers; and the new-world tropical Epipygidae, a new family known only from small numbers of adult specimens. Epipygidae are probably single-brooded, with shortlived adults that appear to rely mainly on stored body fat as an energy source. Unlike the related… Expand
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