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Tylozygus geometricus - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- side view

© Paul Scharf- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: CicadellinaeTribe: Cicadellini
Taxonomic Author: (Signoret, 1854)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A very distinctive, brightly colored species that is slightly smaller, at 4.2- 4.5 mm, compared to its cousin T. bifidus. This species is mostly green, with green wings, a partly green-colored scutellum, and a green pronotum. There are bold yellow transverse bands bordered by black bands on the top of the head and thorax, and the abdomen is dark with a tinge of yellow. Lastly, the face is dark, characteristic of this species (AI).

There is a very dark form of this species where the green is replaced with a dark blue to black. It can range from partially bluish-black, showing some of the yellow and green lines found on normally colored adults, to an almost uniform bluish-black. This form though might only be found in Florida, per observations on Bugguide and iNaturalist.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: A common and widespread species that ranges from Maryland south through the Southeast and west to Texas, where its range continues into the Neotropics to South America and the West Indies (BG).
Abundance: Has been recorded across the state, primarily in the Piedmont; locally common where found, probably more common in the state in the right habitats.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Recorded in a variety of grassy and brushy habitats, including microstygium. Has also been found in mixed hardwood forests.
Plant Associates:
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Tylozygus geometricus No Common Name

Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/45636801
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44789507
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44789507
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44789507
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33395699
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32007558
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31585264
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31585264
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31209196
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31209196
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31209199
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29759116
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28760412
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28760412
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28696159
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28696159
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28327123
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28327123
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights
Photo by: Hunter Phillips
Onslow Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Hunter Phillips
Onslow Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Hunter Phillips
Onslow Co.
Comment:
Photo by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: FKW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
Comment: ENRI
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.5mm
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Greenway - weedy edge of woods. Attracted to black light.
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light. Darker than most individuals. Noticeable when first observed on sheet
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught while sweeping, fairly common
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught while sweeping, fairly common
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught while sweeping, hopped to windshield of car
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: resting on a leaf near a creek in mixed hardwood forest habitat