Host Plants and Nymphal Descriptions of Acanalonia Pumila and Cyarda Sp. Near Acutissima (Homoptera, Fulgoroidea: Acanaloniidae and Flatidae)

  • A. G. Wheeler Jr.
  • Richard E. Hoebeke


In the Florida Keys the fulgoroid species Acanalonia pumila Van Duzee (Acanaloniidae) and Cyarda sp. near acutissima Metcalf and Bruner (Flatidae) were found developing predominantly on the halophytes Batis maritima L. (Bataceae), Salicornia virginica L. and Suaeda linearis (Ell.) Moq. (Chenopodiaceae). The former species was associated with Batis maritima, the latter, primarily with Salicornia virginica. Inland populations of Cyarda developed on a number of common roadside plants. The male genitalia of Cyarda sp. near acutissima are figured, and the fifth-instar nymphs of both species are described and illustrated.
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