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Agalliopsis peneoculata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelbeger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note large pronotal spots
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Megophthalminae
Identification
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Description: A species with a characteristic bulging pronotum that is more strongly produced than in most other members of the genus; therefore the pronotal spots tend to lie between the eyes rather than behind them. This species typically has some of the largest pronotal spots among members of this genus (BG), with only A. novella also having large spots (though it seems these spends tend to blend in with the rest of the body coloration in dark individuals of A. novella). The vertex is shorter width-wise in the middle than next to the eyes. While this species is usually a brownish to black-and-green color, some individuals can have very different colors. The female seventh sternite (the one before the genitalia) is truncate rather than concave in shape. Male genitalia plates are elongated and constricted in the middle. Adults are 4.0- 4.5 mm long. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Found throughout the Eastern U.S., especially the Southeast (BG).
Abundance: Recorded recently from several counties in the Piedmont, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found so far in North Carolina in mixed hardwood forest or forest edge habitat.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Agalliopsis species (ancistra, novella, and peneoculata) can be challenging to differentiate from one another; therefore, it is helpful to have a picture of the underside with a view of the genitalia. The pregenital sternite (sternum VII) in both ancistra and novella is quite similar, being deeply concave; this contrasts with the truncate, not concave sternites of peneoculata. Compare with (A. novella), especially the descriptions of the genitalia and pronotum. Records on here that do not show the underside are tentative at best.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Agalliopsis peneoculata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest edge
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest edge
Photo by: Brian Bockhahn
Guilford Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light