On spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cercopoidea)
Jason R. Cryan, email@example.com, 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.