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Polyamia apicata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Paul Scharf- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A small but distinctive species, with adult males 2.5-2.7 mm long and females 2.6-3.1 mm (Sinada 1994). It has a yellow head, yellowish pronotum, and dark brown wings with ivory-colored wing tips. The underside of the body is pale, and the wing venation is whitish. The male genital plates are broad at the bases, concavely rounding to narrow tips. (DeLong 1948) Nymphs resemble the adults (depending on the stage), having a yellowish head and pale wing pads (when developed). Nymphs also have a yellowish tip to the abdomen and show small, white dots on much of the abdomen. (BG)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Recorded in a handful of counties across the state, probably more abundant and widespread in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, fields
Plant Associates: Panicum villosissimum, probably other members in this genus (DeLong 1948)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Polyamia apicata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Vance Co.
Comment: NYMPH, Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf,Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockham
Wake Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Kyle Kittelberger
Vance Co.
Comment: NYMPH, Caught sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: Open forest habitat; next to P. continuus
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights. Very tiny - unid_leafhopper