Homoptera - Cicadas,
Hoppers, Psyllids, Whiteflies, Aphids and Scale
mouthparts are of the sucking type and arise from the bottom to the back of
the head. Winged Homoptera usually have two pair of wings that are membranous
throughout. The form and length of the antennae, shape of the wings (when present)
and body size and shape are generally used to distinguish Homopteran families.
is a large group closely related to the Hemiptera that show great variation
in form. There are about 6,500 species reported in North America.