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Bandara johnsoni - No Common Name



© John Rosenfeld- side view

© John Rosenfeld- top view

© John Rosenfeld- male

© John Rosenfeld- female; note shape of
pregenital sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: Adults are orange yellow with six black dashes above the margin of the vertex and an interrupted line beneath. The posterior margin of the vertex, three stripes on the pronotum, two spots on the scutellum and numerous oval spots on the wings are white. The female pregenital sternite is "narrowed at half its length and produced to a roundedly emargninate posterior margin, which is rather deeply, narrowly incised at the middle to a slightly produced tooth on either side of the incision on the posterior margin" (DeLong 1948). The male plates are convexly narrowed to pointed apexes, together appearing triangular overall. Adults are 4.8-5.2 mm long. (DeLong 1948) For diagrams of the genitalia of this species, see: Dmitriev.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from a single county so far in the Piedmont; the records in the mountains are tentative since they were identified before the 1946 revision of this genus. Likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species is extremely similar in both general appearance and color pattern to B. curvatus. A clear, detailed view of the underside is needed to distinguish between species in this genus.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Bandara johnsoni No Common Name

Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male