Oxyrhachis capeneri

Izzard, 1953



BL ♂♀: 6-7.5 mm. Pronotum with process which is a bit shorter than elytra, reaching to the end of the 2nd apical cell. The process is flattened, has a dark tip and is entirely punctuated. Pronotum brownish, with lateral spines which are triangular, acute and arched forwards. Forewings acute and with brown veins. Legs brown, abdomen black.*


Found in mostly dry and warm sites on woody and herbaceous plants. Adults can be found between July and November.


Oxyrhachis capeneri is known from the central Mediterranean area.

  • Fieber, F.X. 1876. Les Cicadines d'Europe d'après les originaux et les publications les plus récentes. Deuxième partie: Descriptions des espèces. Traduit de l'allemand par Ferd. Reiber (sic). Revue et Magasin de Zoologie pure et appliquée. Strassburg. (Sér. 3). 3: 11-268.
  • Holzinger, W.E., I. Kammerlander & H. Nickel 2003. The Auchenorrhyncha of Central Europe, Fulgoromorpha, Cicadomorpha excl. Cicadellidae. Brill Publishers, Leiden: 673 pp.
  • Izzard, R.J. 1953. Notes on the genera Oxyrhachis Germar, 1835, Pedalion Buckton, 1903, Gongroneura Jacobi, 1910 and Negus Jacobi, 1910 (Homoptera, Membracidae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 89: 116-117. (Description)
  • Jach, M. & H. Hoch 2013. Fauna Europaea: Cicadomorpha, Cicadomorpha, Membracidae. Fauna Europaea version 2.6.2. Available on: www.faunaeur.org.
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* Description based on Fieber's description of Oxyrhachis delalandei Fairmaire, 1846. For his description he used specimens from the Mediterranean area, which were later used for the description of Oxyrhachis capeneri.