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Zyginama rossi - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A boldly marked leafhopper with a reddish-orange and blue color pattern. The face is mostly reddish brown. The head has a pale midline with reddish brown marks on either side on a white background. The pronotum is mostly reddish orange except for a bluish white broad midline, the posterior margin, and five anterior pale spots. The scutellum is mostly an orange brown with pale markings, though this color can vary among individuals. The color pattern on the wings is unlike any other leafhoppers in the state. The wing tips are a dark brown to blackish, and there are no crossbands on the wings. Adult males are 3.1-3.3 mm long, while females are 3.2-3.3 mm. (3I)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Found from Illinois to Mississippi, with recent records from North Carolina
Abundance: Recorded recently from several counties in the Piedmont and mountains, possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Quercus lyrata (DL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This Zyginama is one of two species in the genus that is found east of the Mississippi River (the other being Z. tripunctata) and the only one known from the Midwest. (3I)
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Zyginama rossi No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black light
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: Paul Scharf
Rockingham Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: vin stanton
Buncombe Co.
Comment: unid_leafhopper