The Tymbal (Auchenorrhyncha newsletter)

"The Tymbal website exists to share information about Auchenorrhyncha, a group of insects that includes leafhoppers, cicadas, froghoppers, spittlebugs and planthoppers. The aim of the website is to aid international scientific cooperation in the study of this group of organisms. "

Fulgoromorpha Lists On the WEB (FLOW)

"FLOW: a taxonomic referential dedicated to planthoppers
The objectives of FLOW are to synthesise all nomenclatural, taxonomic and bibliographical aspects about planthoppers to better preserve and organize the systematics expertise already acquired on this group. By linking at term any other biological data to this taxonomic backbone, the aim of FLOW is to promote Fulgoromorpha as a research model for fundamental and applied studies in the fields of Biodiversity and Conservation management."

Keys to planthoppers of Australia (Murray Fletcher)

Guide to the Zeno P. Metcalf Entomology Research Collection, 1741 - 1982.

ZP Metcalf literature collection at NCSU

Rice planthopper project

Ricehoppers is the blog of the Rice Planthopper Project, a collaborative research network with national scientists in Asia co-funded by IRRI and ADB. It aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing on issues and develop sustainable ways to manage rice planthopper problems.

Laboratorio de Enemigos Naturales de Plagas Agrícolas del NOA, División Control Biologico De Plagas, Tucumán, Argentina.

Research on parasites of Delphacidae.

See also Dr. Virla's site on Dryinidae (


Treehoppers webpage (Lewis Deitz, Matt Wallace)


The software that I am using to build the interactive key:

The Lucid Builder is a powerful software product that allows you to quickly and easily construct multimedia identification keys on any topic you choose.


"Morphbank is a continuously growing database of images that scientists use for international collaboration, research and education. Images deposited in Morphbank document a wide variety of research including: specimen-based research in comparative anatomy, morphological phylogenetics, taxonomy and related fields focused on increasing our knowledge about biodiversity. The project receives its main funding from the Biological Databases and Informatics program of the National Science Foundation."


Species databases, inventories
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (USDA ITIS) (Delphacid list will be up “soon”)

ITIS is the "... authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. We are a partnership of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican agencies (ITIS-North America); other organizations; and taxonomic specialists. ITIS is also a partner of Species 2000 and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The ITIS and Species 2000 Catalogue of Life (CoL) partnership is proud to provide the taxonomic backbone to the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).

Discover Life in America

"Discover Life in America (DLIA) is the non-profit organization coordinating the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park."


Discover Life (John Pickering)
See Esp

Discover Life "... provide free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life that now has 1,345,822 species pages.

Our mission is to assemble and share knowledge in order to improve education, health, agriculture, economic development, and conservation throughout the world."

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

GBIF enables free and open access to biodiversity data online. We’re an international government-initiated and funded initiative focused on making biodiversity data available to all and anyone, for scientific research, conservation and sustainable development. 

3I Interactive Key and Taxonomic Database (includes North American fulgoroids): or

Dmitry Dmitriev's 3I (Internet-accessible Interactive Identification) program and databases.

"The [ 3i ] program facilitates creation of Internet-accessible interactive keys or on-line taxonomic databases"

Fauna Europaea

"Fauna Europaea has assembled a database of the scientific names and distribution of all living multicellular European land and fresh-water animals.

Experts in taxonomy have provided data of all species currently known in Europe. Together these data have formed a huge database, which will be accessible to everyone. The University of Amsterdam has coordinated the project, assisted by the University of Copenhagen and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.  The Fauna Europaea database will provide a unique reference for many groups such as scientists, governments, industries, conservation communities and educational programs."

Index to Organism Names (Thompson scientific)

"ION contains the organism names related data gathered from the scientific literature for Thomson Reuters' Zoological Record database".


"The goal of the Species 2000 project is to create a validated checklist of all the world's species (plants, animals, fungi and microbes). This is being achieved by bringing together an array of global species databases covering each of the major groups of organisms.

Each database covers all known species in the group, using a consistent taxonomic system. The participating databases are widely distributed throughout the world and currently number 52. The existing global species databases presently account for some 60% of the total known species....

The programme in partnership with the Integrated Taxonomic Information system (ITIS) of North America currently produces the Catalogue of Life. This is used by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) as the taxonomic backbone to their web portals."


US Entomological Organizations
American Entomological Society 
Entomological Society of America


Auchenorrhyncha workers websites
Chris Dietrich (Illinois Natural History Survey)

Jason Cryan (New York State Museum - Laboratory for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics)