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Pagaronia minor - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view; notice 3 black
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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: EvacanthinaeSubgenus: Pagaronia
Taxonomic Author: (Anufriev, 1970)
Identification
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Description: A very striking, distinctive dark green leafhopper; nothing else resembles it. The body is a much darker green than the wings, which are yellowish-green. There are three black dots on the top of the head and the eyes are a contrasting yellow, characteristic of this species. Adults are 7.0-8.0 mm long, and nymphs are a greenish to white with a pointed head that is bordered in yellowish-green.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Native to Japan, it is adventive in North America, primarily in the coastal Northeast; this species is spreading rapidly across the Northeast and is now found as far south as North Carolina (BG).
Abundance: Only recorded so far from Avery county in the mountains, likely a very recent arrival; this species will probably become more abundant in the state (at least the mountains) as it expands its range.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been recorded from grassy, brushy habitat.
Plant Associates: Numerous shrubby plants
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Comment: First recorded in North America in 2005 from NY (BG). Not much is known about the biology of this species.
Status: Introduced
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Species Photo Gallery for Pagaronia minor No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and vegetated, shrubby habitat surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and vegetated, shrubby habitat surrounded by forest