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DELPHACIDAE Members: NC Records

Stobaera tricarinata - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: Kramer notes that "the forewing varies from nearly immaculate to strongly marked with fuscus like concinna or rarely nearly entirely fuscus. The interocular portion of the frons is tan [in females] to fuscus [in males] with pale spots; the central portion of the frons is pale and unmarked; the basal portion of the frons on each side of the central carina is almost always darkened with fuscus or black. The clypeus is either unmarked or lightly marked with fuscus. The legs are ringed with fuscus to black." Note that all of the Stobaera species are similar in appearance, but the face pattern is a key characteristic for distinguishing species. Also note that in tricarinata (and concinna), the vertex is about as wide as it is long, contrasting with the noticeably wider vertex of pallida. Males are 2.8 - 4.6 mm long while females are 2.9 - 4.8 mm. (Kramer, 1973), (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: The most common species of Stobaera in North America. It is transcontinental, found throughout the United States and Canada; also Mexico (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to locally common, recorded across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably near grassy areas
Plant Associates: Ambrosia spp. (ragweed), Helianthus argophyllus (silverleaf sunflower) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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