Genus Ormenaria Metcalf & Bruner, 1948
Subfamily Flatinae Spinola, 1839
Tribe Nephesini Melichar, 1923
Genus Ormenaria Metcalf and Bruner, 1948: 78.
Type species (in original combination): Poeciloptera rufifascia Walker, 1851: 458.
Distribution: USA: Georgia, Florida; Cuba, Isla de la Juventud (as Isle of Pines).
There is a single species currently assigned to this genus:
Ormenaria rufifascia (Walker, 1851: 458) (the "palm flatid") - USA: Georgia, Florida; Cuba, Isla de la Juventud (as Isle of Pines).
List compiled primarily from FLOW (Bourgoin 2013), also Metcalf (1957).
Possibly limited, but common on sabal palmetto and possibly a disease vector.
Known host plants:[more to come]
This genus was described by Metcalf and Bruner (1948) as follows:
A common species in the extreme southwest US. Distinctively patterned among North American Flatidae (and among Caribbean taxa that I have seen).
Ormenaria rufifascia. Photos by Kimberley Shropshire (Dept. Entomology, University of Delaware)
Ormenaria can be taken by inspection of palms; also sometimes shows up at lights.
Bartlett, C. R., L. B. O’Brien, and S. W. Wilson. In press. A review of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 50: ca. 1-300.
Bourgoin Th. 2013. FLOW (Fulgoromorpha Lists on The Web): a world knowledge base dedicated to Fulgoromorpha. Version 8, updated 18.ii.2013. http://hemiptera-databases.org/flow/
Metcalf, Z. P. 1957. General Catalogue of the Homoptera. Fascicle IV, Fulgoroidea, Part 13, Flatidae and Hypochthonellidae. North Carolina State College, Raleigh, North Carolina. Pp. 1-565.
Metcalf, Z. P. and S. C. Bruner. 1948. Cuban Flatidae with new species from adjacent regions. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 41: 63-118.
Spinola, M. 1839. Essai sur les Fulgorelles, sous-tribu de la tribu des Cicadaires, ordre des Rhyngotes. (Suite). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 8: 339-454.
Walker, F. 1851. List of the specimens of Homopterous Insects in the collection of the British Museum. British Museum, London. 2: 261-636.
Wilson, M. R. 1987. The Auchenorrhyncha (Homoptera) associated with palms. Pp. 327-342. In: Wilson M. R. & Nault L. R. 1987 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Leafhoppers and Planthoppers of Economic Importance. Provo, Utah, USA, 28th July-1st August 1986., CAB International Institute of Entomology, London (Great Britain).
Wilson, S. W., C. Mitter, R. F. Denno, and M. R. Wilson. 1994. Evolutionary patterns of host plant use by delphacid planthoppers and their relatives. In: R. F. Denno and T. J. Perfect, (eds.). Planthoppers: Their Ecology and Management. Chapman and Hall, New York. Pp. 7-45 & Appendix.