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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Agallia deleta - No Common Name

© Kyle Kittelberger- note reddish color

© Paul Scharf- darker individual

© Kyle Kittelberger- note lack of pattern
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Megophthalminae
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A distinctive small, reddish-brown member of this genus with a small head; smaller than all Agallias except A. lingulata. Adults lack the head spots found on other Agallia species and are about 2.5-3mm in length. Males however, as in other Agallia, can be quite dark and appear almost black in color; note however, that in comparison with A. lingulata, A. deleta lacks any pronotal spots. This species also lacks bold, pale wing venation that other Agallias have. The female pregenital sternite has a slightly concave posterior margin with a very small tooth in the middle; otherwise it appears mostly truncate. The male plates are rather long and broad, tapering towards the apex. (DeLong 1948), (Oman 1933)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States
Abundance: A very uncommon species in the state, infrequently encountered. Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found in grassy, field-type habitat; has also been found on lawns.
Plant Associates: Festuca lawn grass, clover, weeds, tall native grass, etc.
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Agallia deleta No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: On Sheet attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW