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Tylozygus bifidus - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- green form

© Ken Childs- blue form

© Paul Scharf- dark form
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Cicadellinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctively colored species with several color forms: blue, green, and dark. In all color forms, there are bold black lines on the wings, and bold black and white transverse lines around part of the head and pronotum. This species has reddish-orange colored eyes with a black spot. Typically 4.6 to 5.6 mm in length (BG).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: A very common and widespread species, recorded throughout eastern North America, from Canada southwards to Argentina (BG).
Abundance: Recorded across the state, with a majority of records from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Locally common where it has been found so far.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy habitats as well as mixed hardwood forest. Probably abundant in similar habitats.
Plant Associates: Salix sp.
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a black light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Tylozygus bifidus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping, common in tall grass
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy, field type habitat near mixed hardwood forest; green form
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; green form
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Dark Form, Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Dark Form, Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted To Black Light
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: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: at sheet with lights.
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: at sheet with lights.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Greenway - weedy edge of woods.
Photo by: Amanda Auxier
Pender Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
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Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light