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Blutzikade Cercopis vulnerata.jpg
Cercopis vulnerata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Superfamily: Cercopoidea
Family: Cercopidae
Leach, 1815 [1]

Cercopidae are the largest family of Cercopoidea, a xylem-feeding insect group, commonly called froghoppers .[2] They belong to the hemipteran suborder Auchenorrhyncha.




  1. ^ "Cercopidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ Carvalho C, Webb M (2005). "Cercopid Spittle Bugs of the New World (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cercopidae)". Pensoft Series Faunistica. 49: 280pp. ISBN 954-642-246-0. 
  3. ^ Cercopoidea Organised On Line