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Haplaxius pusillus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- note orange face

© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration
Taxonomy
Family: CIXIIDAE
Identification
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Description: A reddish-brown species. The head and thorax are a pale sordid stramineous to pale yellowish-brown color, often times tinged with green. The vertex is yellowish-green, and the face itself is greenish-orange to orange-brown. The pronotum can be a boldly contrasting orange color. The abdomen is pale, ranging from greenish to orange on the underside; dorsally the abdominal segments are dark, outlined in orange. The wings are very hyaline without any dark marks; the veins and each stigma are pale to clear, sometimes darkened at the apex in some specimens. Adult males are 3.5-4.0 mm long, females are 3.7-4.3 mm. (Kramer, 1979)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, with several records from the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy habitat surrounded by mostly pine and some hardwoods; also swept from a marsh.
Plant Associates: Has been swept from black needlerush and spartina; unclear if these are host plants.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Haplaxius pusillus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: Grassy, brushy habitat surrounded by mostly pine and some hardwoods; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: Grassy, brushy habitat surrounded by mostly pine and some hardwoods
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: Grassy, brushy habitat surrounded by mostly pine and some hardwoods
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.; female