Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - 1:59 PM

On spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cercopoidea)

Jason R. Cryan,, New York State Museum, Research & Collections, 3140 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY

As yet, there is no phylogeny for spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea), despite the biological and worldwide agricultural importance of this insect group. Even the identity and monophyly of the included family-group lineages are contentious. This presentation will include the latest results of a large-scale (many taxa, multiple gene regions), on-going phylogenetic investigation into this diverse insect superfamily.

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