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Menosoma cincta - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- paler
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© Kyle Kittelberger- typical coloration

© Paul Scharf- variation
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctively marked leafhopper. Typically the wings have a pale base and a dark, almost black apical half: some have described this as looking as if the hopper was dipped in paint. These two-toned wings are characteristic of M. cincta. However, some individuals can be paler and less bold overall, with a less distinct, smaller pale transverse band across the wings; the presence of the band though signals that it is M. cincta. The wing venation is reddish-brown. The underside of the body is dark. (BG)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Scattered records across the state; surprisingly not encountered more, as it is typically locally common where it has been found.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Mixed hardwood forest and forest edge
Plant Associates: Quercus rubra, Salix sp. (DL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: M. cincta is one of two species in the genus Menosoma that occur in the United States. The other is M. stonei, a fairly rare species. It has been recorded from the Deep South and should therefore potentially occur in North Carolina. It has red wing venation and is pale overall, lacking the dark markings that are characteristic of M. cincta.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Menosoma cincta No Common Name

Photo by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW
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: 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
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat and mixed hardwood forest edge
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat and mixed hardwood forest edge
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat and mixed hardwood forest edge
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Harry Wilson
Wake Co.
Comment: attracted to light - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to black light.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: moth shhet
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: lost image had bad file extension. - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 5.9 mm female
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 5.9 mm female
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 5.9 mm female
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Greenway in wooded area.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Greenway in wooded area.