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Pendarus palustris - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note head and pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: Adults are a dark brownish color with faint, pale gray patches on the wings; adults can appear purplish. The crown is slightly produced with a blunt point, and is angled towards the face at an almost perpendicular angle. The male subgenital plates are somewhat short but triangular. The female pregenital sternite has broadly produced truncate median lobes and smaller lateral lobes on the posterior margin; the sternite is half as long as it is wide, and there is a small median notch with darker coloration on the sides. Adult males are 6.4-7.0 mm long, while females are 7.0-7.7 mm (Hamilton 1975) Nymphs are a dark brown color, with a wide head and tapered abdomen.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Southeastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont, likely more abundant in the right habitat (should be found in the Coastal Plain).
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy areas and forest edge.
Plant Associates: Pinus palustris (Hamilton 1975)
Behavior: Can probably be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The nymph of this species is the same shape and color as the nymph of Pendarus (Remadosus) magnus, but the only species of this subgenus recorded from North Carolina is P. palustris (BG).
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Pendarus palustris No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Orange Co.
Comment: A nymph, this species is in the subgenus Remadosus. Found in mixed hardwood forest edge with grassy areas
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Orange Co.
Comment: A nymph, this species is in the subgenus Remadosus. Found in mixed hardwood forest edge with grassy areas
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Orange Co.
Comment: A nymph, this species is in the subgenus Remadosus. Found in mixed hardwood forest edge with grassy areas
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: NYMPH, Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: NYMPH, Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen