Latest Auchenorrhyncha Stories

2015-05-18 15:02:00

These little fellas are designed to be less detectable (but still reliable) aircraft dropped in a swarm.

New Planthopper Species Discovered In Southern Spain
2014-07-23 03:16:24

Not much is known about the the genus of planthopper known as Conosimus, which now includes six species after a new one was recently discovered in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula in the Spanish city of Jaen.

Rare Insect Mating Fossil
2013-11-07 13:25:00

Researchers writing in the journal PLOS ONE say they have found the oldest fossil of insects caught in the act of mating.

New Information On An Elusive Green Cicada
2013-09-13 12:54:17

For nearly 80 years, the North American cicada Okanagana viridis has received little attention in scientific literature, but a new article in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America provides the first notes on the song and ecology of this elusive species, and updates its known range.

Endemic Species Of Remarkable Fulgoromorpha In Iran
2013-08-01 10:51:00

In terms of biodiversity richness, Iran is considered as an extremely complex area with wide ranges in the extremes of altitude, climate and temperature.

2013-05-22 23:15:54

A New Jersey-based pest control company is now offering services to help residents and businesses defend against this year’s cicada emergence. Tinton Falls,

2012-01-05 12:38:37

To prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has called for a ban on certain insecticides in rice production as part of its new Action plan to reduce planthopper damage to rice crops in Asia.

2011-11-08 15:08:18

A list of 235 planthoppers from Iran is recorded along with distribution data.

2009-08-15 07:45:00

Some common life forms, like cicadas, depend on complex symbiotic relationships with specialized microbes to produce essential nutrients.

Latest Auchenorrhyncha Reference Libraries

2005-07-13 10:21:01

The froghoppers are a group of Homopteran insects, in the Aphrophoridae, Cercopidae, Cixiidae, Delphacidae, Dictyopharidae, Issidae, Tettigometridae and other related families. They are best known for the larval stage, which produces a protective cover of frothed-up plant sap resembling spit; the larvae are often known as spittlebugs or cuckoo spit. There are many species, a few being serious agricultural pests. The insects pierce plants and suck sap causing more or less damage.

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.