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Eutettix luridus - No Common Name



© Tony DeSantis- side view

© Paul Scharf- top view

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A typically dark to reddish brown leafhopper. This species has dark brown to reddish wings with a small white "saddle" in the middle of the back. The head and thorax area a tan color, as is the scutellum which also has distinctive brownish "corner patches" in the upper corners. The eyes are also red, and the face is light brown. This species lacks the distinctive black transverse bar across the pronotum that is found in E. pictus (BG). The female pregenital sternite is roundedly produced, slightly notched on either side of a small median tooth. Adults are 5.5-6.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates:
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Eutettix luridus No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: trapped in Tanglefoot on a tree band, still alive
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: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light. Stayed on sheet into the morning
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light. Stayed on sheet into the morning
Photo by: Tony DeSantis
Durham Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep athletic field edge, groundsel bush predominating
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep athletic field edge, groundsel bush predominating
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light