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Stobaera pallida - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger

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© Rob Van Epps
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: A tan or light brown species. The wings have a dark brown pattern that mostly covers parts of the middle and top of the wings; there are small black spots spaced out across the veins. In females, the dark markings of the forewings are absent or pale whereas in males they are bold and distinct. There are several key characteristics that help separate pallida from the other two species of Stobaera that may be found in North Carolina. In S. pallida, the lateral carinae (ridges) of the frons are distinctly bowed and the frons is tan, marked with creamy spots and no dark bands; the interocular portion of the frons is not darker than the rest of the frons. The legs are also not ringed with brown and are instead pale. Additionally, the vertex is noticeably wider than it is long: compare the vertex of pallida with that of tricarinata. Males of pallida are 3.2 - 4.0 mm long while females are 3.5 - 4.8 mm. (Kramer, 1973), (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States; also Mexico (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; possibly more abundant in the right habitat. Primarily a coastal plain species.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy areas and forest edge.
Plant Associates: Baccharis halimifolia (eastern baccharis) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Stobaera pallida No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf, Patrick Coin
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge near pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf, Patrick Coin
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge near pine forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted To Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted To Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted To Light
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Weedy/grassy open area. Caught sweeping.
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm