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drawing of forewing of Rhotanella thyrsis, male holotype (click on image to enlarge it)
drawing of heads in profile of Rhotanella bipunctata and Rhotanella sophiae (click on image to enlarge it)


Taxonavigation: Fulgoroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Fulgoromorpha
Superfamilia: Fulgoroidea

Familia: Derbidae
Subfamilia: Otiocerinae
Tribus: Rhotanini
Genus: Rhotanella

Species: R. bipunctata – R. cyclops – R. lautereri – R. lucida – R. novemmacula – R. punctovenosa – R. sophiae – R. thyrsis


Rhotanella Fennah, 1970

Type species: Rhotanella thyrsis Fennah, 1970, by original designation.


  • Forewings with 5 broad costal cells.
  • Basal costal cell of forewings as wide or wider as ¼ of width of whole wing.
  • 2nd and 3rd subcostal sector of forewing directed forward.
  • 4th costal cell of forewing triangular.
  • Sc+R fork of forewing at or slightly distad of the middle of the wing.
  • Forewings often with many veins lined with white spots.
  • Head in profile angulated, either with a triangular or in a rectangular outline.
  • Rostrum short, not or just reaching hind coxae.


  • Fennah, R.G. 1970: Fulgoroidea (Homoptera) from Rennell and Bellona islands. Nat. Hist. Rennell Isl., 6 (64): 43–85.
  • Zelazny, B. 1981: The Philippines species of Rhotanini (Homoptera: Derbidae) and their distribution outside the Philippines. Pacific Insects, 23(3-4): 213–285. PDF
  • Zelazny, B.; Webb, M.D. 2011: Revision of the planthopper tribe Rhotanini (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Derbidae). Zootaxa, 3071: 1–307. Preview