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Chlorotettix viridius - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note rounded head

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note shape of
pregenital sternite

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note shape of genital
plates
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A vibrant green color, with the wings tinged with fulvous in males or greenish in females. The vertex is rounded on the anterior margin, slightly longer in the middle than near the eyes. The female pregenital sternite is broadly excavated almost to the base, with the sides of the excavation interrupted in the middle by a small tooth; the lateral margins are almost sickle-shaped, pointed and curving inwards slightly. The male plates are almost recangular, being very short and squat; the apexes of the plates are slightly produced and divergent. Adults are somewhat small, being 5.7- 7.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948), (DeLong 1918) For diagrams of the genitalia of this species, see: Dmitriev.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Primarily eastern and central United States, south into Mexico and the Caribbean
Abundance: One of the most common members of this genus in the state; recorded from mountains to sea; particularly abundant in the Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, open woodland, forest edge, meadows
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Chlorotettix is a notriously difficult genus to identify to species visually; a majority of the species are various shade of yellow and green, and they can only be reliably distinguished by looking at genital features. Therefore, it is very important for all Chlorotettix species other than necopinus and tergatus to obtain a picture of the underside.

This species is in the subgenus Chlorotettix.

Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix viridius No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Harnett Co.
Comment: female, 5.7 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Harnett Co.
Comment: female, 5.7 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Harnett Co.
Comment: female, 5.7 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Harnett Co.
Comment: female, 5.7 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male and females; NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male and females; NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male and females; NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male; NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: coastal sand dune grass; female, 6.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: coastal sand dune grass; female, 6.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: coastal sand dune grass; female, 6.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: coastal sand dune grass; female, 6.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: coastal sand dune grass; female, 6.0 mm