Genus Platycixius Van Duzee, 1914
Tribe Cixiini Spinola, 1839
Genus Platycixius Van Duzee, 1914.
Type species: Platycixius calvus Van Duzee, 1914.
Distribution: Southwestern US
There is a single recognized species in this genus
Platycixius calvus Van Duzee, 1914 - USA: AZ, CA
Limited - infrequently encountered.
Known host plants:
Mesonotum with 3 carinae, posterior portion of head not incised (Cixiini), hind tibiae without lateral spines, tegulae not hidden, median carina of frons absent (or vestigeal).
Platycixius calvus (all photographs by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware)
Molecular resources: As of this writing, there are no molecular data for this genus on Barcode of Life or Genbank.
Kramer, J. P. 1983. Taxonomic study of the planthopper family Cixiidae in the United States (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 109: 1-57.
Van Duzee, E. P. 1914. A preliminary list of the Hemiptera of San Diego Country, California. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History. 2: 1-57.
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