References on Treehoppers 

A searchable, up-to-date bibliographic database on treehoppers (in preparation) will list a few thousand publications pertaining to all fields of basic and applied biology. Coverage will include literature on taxonomy, evolution, morphology, cytology, biology, ecology, natural enemies, symbionts, physiology, distribution, host plants, life histories, and pest management.

Until the database is available, a list of selected works published since 1955 is provided below. For the earlier literature, the DrMetcalf online resource provides a bibliographic search tool for the literature on treehoppers and related families (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) published through1955. Be aware that an ever increasing number of older entomological publications are available online through the Biodiversity Heritage Library.


Selected References on Treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracoidea: Aetalionidae and Membracidae): 1956 to present

Prepared by L. L. Deitz, M. S. Wallace, and P. A. Alvarez. 14 July 2010.

Albertson, J. L.; Dietrich, C. H. 2005a. Systematics and phylogeny of the Neotropical treehopper subfamily Nicomiinae (Hemiptera, Membracidae). Rev. Brasileira Zool. 22(1): 231-283. [with Portuguese abstract]

Ananthasubramanian, K. S. 1996a. Fauna of India. Homoptera Membracidae. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, India. xviii + 534 pp.

Beirne, B. P. 1961a [not dated]. The Cicadas (Homoptera: Cicadidae) and Treehoppers (Homoptera: Membracidae) of Canada. Scientific Information Section, Research Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture, [Ottawa]. ii + 54 pp. + 9 pls. [year assumed to be 1961]

Broomfield, P. S. 1971a. A catalogue of the membracid types (Homoptera: Membracidae) in the British Museum (Natural History). Bull. Brit. Mus. (Natur. Hist.), Entomol. 25(8): 325-386.

Capener, A. L. 1962a. The taxonomy of the African Membracidae. Part 1. The Oxyrhachinae. Repub. South Africa, Dep. Agric. Tech. Serv., Entomol. Mem. 6: [i], [1]-164.

Capener, A. L. 1968a. The taxonomy of the African Membracidae. Part 2. The Centrotinae. Repub. South Africa, Dep. Agric. Tech. Serv., Entomol. Mem. 17: [i-iii], [1-124].

Creão-Duarte, A. J.; Sakakibara, A. M. 1998a. Anáise cladítica dos gêneros de Membracinae (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Membracidae). [Cladistic analysis of the Membracinae genera (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Membracidae).] Rev. Brasileira Zool. 15(4): 823-846. [in Portuguese, with English abstract]

Cryan, J. R. 2005a. Molecular phylogeny of Cicadomorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadoidea, Cercopoidea and Membracoidea): adding evidence to the controversy. Syst. Entomol. 30: 563-574.

Cryan, J. R.; Deitz, L. L. 1999a 2000a. Review of the New World treehopper tribe Stegaspidini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Stegaspidinae): [parts I-III]. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 101(3): 469-489 (1999a: part I); 101(4): 760-778 (1999b: part II); 102(1): 82-98 (2000a: part III).

Cryan, J. R.; Wiegmann, B. M.; Deitz, L. L.; Dietrich, C. H.; Whiting, M. F. 2004a. Treehopper trees: phylogeny of Membracidae (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Membracoidea) based on molecules and morphology. Syst. Entomol. 29: 441-454.

Cryan, J. R.; Robertson, J. A.; Deitz, L. L. 2004a [dated 2003]. The New World Treehopper Tribe Microcentrini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Stegaspidinae): Monographic Revision and Phylogenetic Position. Thomas Say Monographs, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, Maryland. [iii] + 103 pp.

Day, M. F. 1999a. The genera of Australian Membracidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Invertebr. Taxon. 13(4): 629-747.

Deitz, L. L. 1975a. Classification of the higher categories of the New World treehoppers (Homoptera: Membracidae). North Carolina Agric. Exp. Sta. Tech. Bull. 225: [i-ii], 1-177.

Deitz, L. L. 1989a. Bibliography of the Membracoidea (Homoptera: Aetalionidae, Biturritiidae, Membracidae, and Nicomiidae) 1981-1987. North Carolina Agric. Res. Serv. Tech. Bull. 290: [1]-31.

Deitz, L. L.; Bartlett, C. R. 2004a. Publications of Thomas Kenneth Wood (1942-2002). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 106(3): 586-591. [lists his 50 works on treehoppers]

Deitz, L. L.; Dietrich, C. H. 1993a. Superfamily Membracoidea (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha). I. Introduction and revised classification with new family-group taxa. Syst. Entomol. 18(4): 287-296.

Deitz, L. L.; Kopp, D. D. 1987a. Bibliography of the Membracoidea (Homoptera: Aetalionidae, Biturritiidae, Membracidae, and Nicomiidae) 1956-1980. North Carolina Agric. Res. Serv. Tech. Bull. 284: [i-iii], 1-39.

Deitz, L. L.; Wallace, M. S. 2012. Richness of the Nearctic treehopper fauna (Hemiptera: Aetalionidae and Membracidae. Zootaxa 3423: 1-26.1-26. [available as online publication]

Dietrich, C. H. 2005a. Keys to the families of Cicadomorpha and subfamilies and tribes of Cicadellidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Florida Entomol. 88(4): 502-517.

Dietrich, C. H.; Deitz, L L. 1991a. Revision of the Neotropical treehopper tribe Aconophorini (Homoptera: Membracidae). North Carolina Agric. Res. Serv. Tech. Bull. 293: [1]-134 pp. [with Spanish abstract]

Dietrich, C. H.; Deitz, L L. 1993a. Superfamily Membracoidea (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha). II. Cladistic analysis and conclusions. Syst. Entomol. 18(4): 297-311.

Dietrich, C. H.; McKamey, S. H. 1995a. Two new Neotropical treehopper genera and investigation of the phylogeny of the subfamily Membracinae (Homoptera: Membracidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington 97(1): 1-16.

Dietrich, C. H.; Rakitov, R. A.; Holmes, J. L. ; Black, W. C., IV. 2001a. Phylogeny of the major lineages of Membracoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha) based on 28s rDNA sequences. Mol. Phylogenet. & Evol. 18(2): 293-305.

Dietrich, C. H.; McKamey, S. H.; Deitz, L. L. 2001a. Morphology based phylogeny of the treehopper family Membracidae (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Membracoidea). Syst. Entomol. 26(3): 213-239.

Godoy, C.; Miranda, X.; Nishida, K. 2006a. Membrácidos de la América Tropical. Treehoppers of Tropical America. 1 edit. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. 352 pp. [in Spanish and English].

Kopp, D. D.; Yonke, T. R. 1973a-1974a. The treehoppers of Missouri: [parts 1-4]. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 46(1): 42-64 [1973a (part 1)]; 46(2): 233-276 [1973b (part 2)]; 46(3): 375-421 [1973c (part 3)]; 47(1): 80-130 [1974a (part 4)].

Kopp, D. D.; Yonke, T. R. 1979a. A taxonomic review of the tribe Ceresini (Homoptera: Membracidae). Entomol. Soc. Amer. Misc. Publ. 11(2): 1-97.

Lin, C. P. [as C.-P.]; Danforth, B. N.; Wood, T. K. 2004a. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of maternal care in membracine treehoppers. Syst. Biol. 53(3): 400-421.

McKamey, S. H. 1998a. Taxonomic Catalogue of the Membracoidea (exclusive of leafhoppers): Second Supplement to Fascicle 1 Membracidae of the General Catalogue of the Hemiptera. Mem. Amer. Entomol. Inst. 60: [1]-377.

McKamey, S. H.; Deitz, L. L. 1996a. Generic revision of the New World tribe Hoplophorionini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Membracinae). Syst. Entomol. 21(4): 295-342.

Metcalf, Z. P.; Wade, V. 1963a. A Bibliography of the Membracoidea and Fossil Homoptera (Homoptera: Auchenorhyncha). North Carolina State [University], Raleigh. iv + 200 pp.

Metcalf, Z. P.; Wade, V. 1965a. General Catalogue of the Homoptera. A Supplement to Fascicle I Membracidae of the General Catalogue of Hemiptera. Membracoidea. In Two Sections. North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 1552 pp.

Quisenberry, S. S.; Yonke, T. R.; Kopp, D. D. 1978a. Key to the genera of certain immature treehoppers of Missouri with notes on their host plants (Homoptera: Membracidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 51(1): 109-122.

Roy, L. 2003a. Revue historique des Darnini (Hemiptera: Membracidae) au niveau generique. Notes Fauniques Gembloux 51: 33-47. [French, with English summary; includes updated list of genera and species]

Roy, L.; Guilbert, E.; Bourgoin, T. 2007a. Phylogenetic patterns of mimicry strategies in Darnini (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Ann. Soc. Entomol. France (n.s.) 43(3): 273-288. [with French abstract]

Sakakibara, A. M. 1999a. A synopsis of the tribe Micrutalini Haupt (Homoptera, Membracidae, Smiliinae). Rev. Brasileira Zool. 16 (supl. 1): 193-220.

Strümpel, H. 1972a. Beitrag zur Phylogenie der Membracidae Rafinesque. Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., Ökol. & Geogr. Tiere 99(3): 313-407. [in German, with English summary]

Wade, V. 1966a. Species index of the Membracoidea and fossil Homoptera (Homoptera: Auchenorhyncha). A supplement to fascicle I Membracidae of the General Catalogue of the Hemiptera. General Catalogue of the Homoptera. North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 40 pp.

Wallace, M. S. 2011a. Morphology-based phylogenetic analysis of the treehopper tribe Smiliini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae), with reinstatement of the tribe Telamonini. Zootaxa 3047: 1–42.) [available as online publication]

Wallace, M. S. 2008a. Occurrence of treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae) on oaks in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 2004-2006. J. Insect Sci. 8: 59 [16 pp.]. [online publication; 42 color images representing 27 spp. of Smiliini]

Wallace, M. S.; Deitz, L. L. 2004a. Phylogeny and systematics of the treehopper subfamily Centrotinae (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Mem. Entomol., Int. 19: [i]-iv, 1-377.

Wallace, M. S.; Deitz, L. L. 2006a. Australian treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Centrotinae: Terentiini): phylogeny and biogeography. Invertebr. Syst. 20(2): 163-183.

Wood, T. K. 1984a. Life history patterns of tropical membracids (Homoptera: Membracidae). Sociobiology 8(3): 299-344.

Wood, T. K. 1993a. Diversity in the New World Membracidae. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 38: 409-435.

Yuan, F.; Chou. I. 2002a. Homoptera: Membracoidea: Aetalionidae [and] Membracidae. Fauna Sinica Insecta (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing) 28: [i-v], [i]-xix, [1]-590 pp., Pls. I-IV. [in Chinese, with English summary]