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Muellerianella laminalis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- macropter

© Kyle Kittelberger- macropter

© Kyle Kittelberger- brachypter

© Kyle Kittelberger- brachypter
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: This is a a robust, somewhat bicolored species. It has a dark stripe on either side of the pronotum and scutellum and a very pale, contrasting median band that extends from the head down onto the inner edge of the wings. Species of this genus "have an expanded 'anal angle' of the male pygofer, and tend to have black flattened parameres" (UDEL). Adults are typically macropterous, but brachypters do occur. Brachypters tend to be tawny overall, with smoky wings; these brachypters however show the characteristic coloration that macropters have.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America (UDEL)
Abundance: A fairly common species, recorded across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Leersia hexandra (Poaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: This species could be confused with Sogatella kolophon, as they both have a similar coloration. However, laminalis has a dark face while kolophon has a pale face. Additionally, C. Bartlett notes that kolophon is much more slender and less robust than Muellerianella, with a narrower and subtly projected head. Brachypters of Sogatella are rare at best while frequently found in Muellerianella. [C. Bartlett pers. comments]
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Muellerianella laminalis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: microstygium, mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: microstygium, mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: microstygium, mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
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, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn habitat; short-winged adult
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn habitat; short-winged adult
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn habitat; short-winged adult
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; short-winged adult
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; short-winged adult
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 3.9 mm male, forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 3.9 mm male, forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 3.9 mm male, forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: lights - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light - unid_planthopper
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light.