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Deltanus texanus - No Common Name



© Bonnie Eamick- note adult coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph, side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph, top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Deltocephalini
Taxonomic Author: (Osborn & Ball, 1898)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A stunning, beautifully-marked, unmistakeable leafhopper. Adults have a grayish-blue body with long, bold red longitudinal stripes running across the back. Some of the rear wing cells are dark brown. The head is rounded and the face is dark. Nymphs are also distinctively marked: several bold rufous lines run longitudinally on an otherwise pale body.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States and Mexico (BG)
Abundance: A few recent records from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, possibly more abundant (likely in the coastal plain) in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in pine forest with lots of brushy and grassy ground vegetation.
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Comment: NOTE: Until nymphs can be associated with adults, nymph IDs on here are tentative.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Deltanus texanus No Common Name

Photo by: Bonnie Eamick
Wake Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/47077577
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: Grassy, brushy habitat surrounded by mostly pine and some hardwoods; nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Moore Co.
Comment: sandhills (pine forest) habitat with lots of shrubby vegetation; nymph, apparently first record for NC
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Moore Co.
Comment: sandhills (pine forest) habitat with lots of shrubby vegetation; nymph, apparently first record for NC
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Moore Co.
Comment: sandhills (pine forest) habitat with lots of shrubby vegetation; nymph, apparently first record for NC