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Kosswigianella lutulenta - No Common Name



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Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: A dark species, with a blackish abdomen and a dirty brown to black rest of the body. There is an orange band around the sides of the abdomen, and an orange 'plate' visible through the wings at the base of the abdomen, below the thorax. The face is dirty brown to black and the antennal segments are pale. This species has both macropterous (long-winged) and brachypterous (short-winged) forms.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Widespread in eastern United States, also recorded in Arizona and California; found across Canada, as well as Puerto Rico. (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to locally abundant, scattered records across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy areas such as lawns
Plant Associates: Ischaemum muticum, Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass), Puccinellia nuttalliana (Nuttall's alkaligrass), Aira caryophyllea var. caryophyllea (silver hairgrass) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Kosswigianella lutulenta No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat