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Flavoclypeus andromedus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- brachypter male

© Kyle Kittelberger- macropter

© Kyle Kittelberger- macropter

© Kyle Kittelberger- brachypter female
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: DelphacinaeSynonym: Delphacodes andromeda,Flavoclypeus andromeda
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1907)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A glossy dark brown to black species with extensive yellow to orange markings. In males the thorax and abdomen are orange while the pronotum and vertex are black. The posterior edge of the pronotum is whitish, and there is a white patch at the base of the scutellum. The frons is black, contrasting with the orange clypeus. The pygofer is dark brown to black with a paler spot on the dorsum. Females are often colored similarly to the males, being orange in color, but some are much paler and can appear yellowish. Macropterous individuals are dark like brachypterous males and have an orange base of the wings. In some macropters the thorax is completely black with a white ring, while in others it is black and orange. This species very closely resembles F. aduncus in coloration and pattern. However, in males of aduncus the first antennal segment is yellow while in andromedus the first segment is brown. Furthermore, macropters are not known for aduncus whereas they are well known in andromedus. Another species that could be confused with F. andromedus is Delphacodes puella; some macropters resemble macropters of D. puella, but note that F. andromedus has red on the base of the wings and parts of the body. Male brachypters are around 1.52 mm long while females are around 1.83 mm; male macropters are around 2.64 mm long while females are around 2.57 mm. (K & B, 2013)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Widespread throughout Eastern and central United States; also Belize, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (UDEL)
Abundance: A common species, recorded throughout the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found in grassy, field-type habitat; moist areas
Plant Associates: Aristida beyrichiana (Beyrich threeawn), Eleocharis (spikerush), Paspalum (crowngrass) (UDEL)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Flavoclypeus andromedus No Common Name

Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54451474
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54451491
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54210938
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54210941
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54210942
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54210950
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54210955
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/48715654
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43963139 - unid_planthopper
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43963168
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43963168
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43963168
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43963102
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38482634
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38482634
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38482634
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36921188
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36921192
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36921192
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36480441
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36480441
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36033639
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36033639
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36033639
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34846277
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34846277
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34041661
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34041661
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34041662
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33501692 - unid_planthopper
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: Field/forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: Field/forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Vance Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest, open forest, grassy patches; both short-winged and long-winged individuals
Photo by: Amanda Auxier
Pender Co.
Comment: Brachypter male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and mixed hardwood, cypress forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and mixed hardwood, cypress forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Vance Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest, open forest, grassy patches; both short-winged and long-winged individuals
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: fieldy, forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: Field/forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: Field/forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: Field/forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, field-type habitat