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Colladonus clitellarius - Saddled Leafhopper, Saddleback Leafhopper



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctive, boldly marked leafhopper. It has brown to black wings with a large yellow "saddle" on the middle of the back. Some individuals are a bit paler, with the dark pattern lighter or reddish. The scutellum is concolorous with the wings, and there is a broad yellow transverse band on the pronotum followed by a dark band on the base of the thorax and part of the head. Two small black dots are located on the edge of the head. The underside of the abdomen and thorax are yellow. Adults are 5.0-6.0 mm long.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Uncommon to locally common, scattered records across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest and forest edge.
Plant Associates: Often feeds on willows, though will forage on many other plants as well, such as Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust), Platanus sp., Triticum sp., Polygonum perfoliatum (mile a minute vine), and vitis sp. (DL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species is a vector of eastern X-disease virus of peach (NMW).
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Colladonus clitellarius Saddled Leafhopper, Saddleback Leafhopper

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Ashe Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to black light.
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: likes the bottom of the moth sheet.
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light
Photo by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
Comment: