Biodiversity Heritage Library has lots of Fulgoroidea images

The Biodiversity Heritage Library scans thousands of public domain documents and makes their text and images available online. Among the images scanned are many images of fulgoroidea!

Just a sample:

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Check out this image scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library from the document George Perry’s Arcanae naturae.

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Fulgora Party from The cabinet of oriental entomology London : William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, [1848].

Five new species of entomopathogenic fungi…

People get foot fungus, and insects get fungal infections too.

A paper was published in 2015 about this topic, and specifically fungi that attack some Fulgoridae.

Authors: Tatiana I. Sanjuan, Ana E. Franco-Molano, Ryan M. Kepler, Joseph W. Spatafora, Javier Tabima, Aída M. Vasco-Palacios, Silvia Restrepo

Paper name: Five new species of entomopathogenic fungi from the Amazon and evolution of neotropical Ophiocordyceps

Publication: Fungal Biology, Volume 119, Issue 10, October 2015, Pages 901–916.

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878614615001099

Abstract:

The neotropical biogeographic zone is a ‘hot spot’ of global biodiversity, especially for insects. Fungal pathogens of insects appear to track this diversity. However, the integration of this unique component of fungal diversity into molecular phylogenetic analyses remains sparse. The entomopathogenic fungal genus Ophiocordyceps is species rich in this region with the first descriptions dating to the early nineteenth century. In this study, material from various ecosystems throughout Colombia and Ecuador was examined. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of five nuclear loci including SSU, LSU, TEF, RPB1, and RPB2 were conducted alongside a morphological evaluation. Thirty-five specimens were examined representing fifteen different species of Ophiocordyceps, and five new species, Ophiocordyceps blattarioides, Ophiocordyceps tiputini, Ophiocordyceps araracuarensis, Ophiocordyceps fulgoromorphila, and Ophiocordyceps evansii, were described. An accurate identification of the host allowed us to conclude that host identity and host habitat are positively correlated with phylogenetic species of Ophiocordyceps and are probably strong drivers for speciation of neotropical entomopathogenic fungi.

Insect Rivals of the Rainbow, Plate VIII

Insect Rivals of the Rainbow, Plate VIII from National Geographic magazine circa July 1929. This plate features cicadas, plant & frog hoppers.

Plate VIII - Insect Rivals of the Rainbow
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Featured on the plate:
#4 Fulgora maculata Olivier, 1791
#5 Chinese Candle Fly, Fulgora candelaria (Linné, 1758)
#6 Panama Lantern-fly, Phrictus tripunctata Wisherd & Murayama, 1929
#8 Duck Billed Lantern-fly, Fulgora samarana Baker 1925

Insect Rivals of the Rainbow, Plate VII

I have this one on the wall of my office. Insect Rivals of the Rainbow, Plate VII from National Geographic magazine circa July 1929. This plate features cicadas, plant & frog hoppers.

Plate VII - Insect Rivals of the Rainbow

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Featured on the plate:

#2 Indian Lantern Fly, Saiva cardinalis (Butler, 1874).
#3 Asiatic Lantern Fly, aka Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White, 1845)
#5 Mexican Lantern Fly, Enchophora stillifera (Stål, 1862)
#7 Philippine Lantern Fly, Aphana astraea Stål, 1864
#8 Philippine Frog-hopper, Gynopygoplax theora (White, 1845)
#10 Brazilian Frog-hopper, Tomaspis furcata (Germar, 1821)