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Ossiannilssonola australis - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- note pattern

© Ken Childs- note yellowish commissural stripe

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs- with commissural stripe orange
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A pale species with a head, pronotum, and scutellum that range from light yellow to yellow. The wings are also largely some form of yellow, but there is a characteristic yellowish-orange to deep orange to reddish stripe/band along the commissural margin of the wings, extending from the sides of the scutellum towards the apical crossveins. There is a transverse band of three defined black spots in a row along the apices of the inner three basal cells, anterior to the apical crossveins. The abdomen is black dorsally, with the outer margin of each segment yellow. Male subgenital plates are yellow. Adults are around 3.5 mm long. (Christian, 1953)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States; introduced in Europe (BG)
Abundance: Recorded across the state where it can be locally common; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood and open forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Quercus alba, Q. macrocarpa, Quercus sp. (Christian, 1953)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species can be similar to form I of O. flavomarginata, as both species have a flavescent stripe along the commissural margin of the wings. While the stripe is typically more red in flavomarginata, the key difference is the row of black spots near the apical crossveins; in australis, this band of spots extends straight across, while in flavomarginata the band obliquely slants towards the costal margin.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Ossiannilssonola australis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood, open forest near lake edge
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge; on a lawn
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: vin stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: vin stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light