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Choconta is a genus of froghoppers in the family of Cercopidae. The genus has been described first by Fennah in 1979.[1]

Choconta circulata.jpg
Choconta circulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Superfamily: Cercopoidea
Family: Cercopidae
Genus: Choconta
Fennah, 1979[1]

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Etymology and habitatEdit

The genus is named after the town of Chocontá, Cundinamarca, on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, Colombia. The species of the genus are endemic to Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru.[2][3][4][5][6]


The genus Choconta contains the following species:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Choconta - Hemiptera Database
  2. ^ Choconta circulata - Hemiptera Database
  3. ^ Choconta comitata - Hemiptera Database
  4. ^ Choconta elliptica - Hemiptera Database
  5. ^ Choconta juno - Hemiptera Database
  6. ^ Choconta peruana - Hemiptera Database