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Muirodelphax parvulus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- macropter

© Kyle Kittelberger- macropter

© Kyle Kittelberger- form 'rotundata'

© Kyle Kittelberger- form 'rotundata'
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: A brownish species with two forms. The typical form is brownish overall with markings on the abdomen. The frons is completely unmarked; here are images of a male and female brachypterous specimen. Note that the male has a darker abdomen than the female. The other form is 'rotundata' which has bolder markings on the abdomen and thorax. These markings are a combination of red, brown, and black. The antennal segments for both forms are pale.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States and Ontario (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, recorded across the state but primarily from the Piedmont; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, brushy areas
Plant Associates: Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Form 'rotundata' used to be Delphacodes rotundata but was synonymized in recent years with M. parvulus. (UDEL)
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Muirodelphax parvulus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Yadkin Co.
Comment: brushy habitat along the river
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Yadkin Co.
Comment: brushy habitat along the river
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: grassy/brushy/pine habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: grassy/brushy/pine habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Lights