Genus Scolopygos Bartlett, 2002

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Family Delphacidae Leach, 1815

Subfamily Delphacinae Leach, 1815

Tribe Delphacini Leach, 1815

Genus Scolopygos Bartlett, 2002: 97.

Type speciesScolopygos pallida Bartlett, 2002


Canada: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia; USA: Colorado

Distribution of Scolopygos from FLOW

Distribution of Scolopygos from FLOW (as of 12 Mar. 2020).

Recognized species

This genus is represented by a single species.

Scolopygos pallida Bartlett, 2002: 97 – USA CO: Canada: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia (I have specimens from Colorado, not sure if this is published)

Economic importance


Plant associations

None reported. Hamilton (2004a, b) reports Scolopygos as a prairie grassland specialist of the Canadian Great Plains. Hamilton (2010) reports Scolopygos pallida as an endemic of the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone.


Male with ventral margin of pygofer bearing a pair of elongate, closely approximated, sub-symmetrical, median processes, and toothlike lateral processes. Midlateral margins of pygofer opening produced posteriorly, ventral margin not excavated. Diaphragm weak, membranous. Anal segment unarmed.

Scolopygos pallida

Scolopygos pallida

Scolopygos pallida habitus

Scolopygos pallida

Scolopygos pallida male terminalia

Online resources

Bugguide. (n/a)
Discover Life.
Hoppers of North Carolina. (n/a)
Kunzweb Gallery. (n/a)
American Insects. (n/a)

Molecular resources

BOLD at this time (14 Sept 2017) reports sequence data from 1 specimen (out of 2).  Genbank reports no data.

Selected References

Bartlett, C. R. 2002. A new genus and species of delphacid planthopper (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) from Canada. Entomological News 113(2): 97-102.

Bartlett, C. R., L. B. O’Brien and S. W. Wilson. 2014. A review of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 50: 1-287.

Hamilton, K.G.A. 2004. Abundant endemic bugs and Canadian plains conservation. Pp. 107-122. In: T.A.Radenbaugh and Glenn C. Sutter, (eds.). Managing Changing Prairie Landscapes. Prairie Forum 30(1): 107-122. [listed]

Hamilton, K.G.A. 2004. Leafhoppers and their relatives (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha) from the Canadian Great Plains. Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands 10: 16-24. ( [listed]

Hamilton, K.G.A. 2010. Chapter 19. “Short-horned” bugs (Homoptera) of the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone.  Pp. 405-419. In: D. MacAlpine, (ed.). Assessment of Species Diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone. NRC Press Biodiversity Monograph Series.

Leach, W. E. 1815a. Entomology. The Edinburg encyclopedia; conducted by David Brewster 9: 57-172. (family Delphacidae here).


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