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Chlorotettix necopinus - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view;
note head and scutellum pattern

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: The only member of Chlorotettix that looks like this; it is 6.5-7.5 mm long. This species has a dark brown elytra (wings) with distinctive pale veins that contrast with the much darker wings. The head and pronotum are paler than the rest of the body, and there is a bold dark brown to black transverse band on the head between the eyes that is characteristic of this species. The scutellum has two dark triangles in the upper corners, and there is a small dark midline [on the scutellum] with brown spots on either side, near the center. The female pregenital sternite is deeply and broadly incised nearly to about 2/3 of the way to the anterior base; the lateral sides are triangular and pointed, relatively convex on either side. The male genital plates are broad at their base, constricting to divergent tips. (DeLong 1918) For diagrams of the genitalia of this species, see: Dmitriev.
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Southeastern United States, west to Texas and Colorado (BG)
Abundance: Recorded from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain were it is uncommon; likely more widespread in the state in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, brushy, field-type habitats and adjacent mixed hardwood forests
Plant Associates: Grasses
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix necopinus No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf, Patrick Coin
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge near pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf, Patrick Coin
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge near pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
Comment: ENRI
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: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: hanging by lights on a piece of pine lumber.
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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