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Extrusanus extrusus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view; female

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view; female

© John Rosenfeld- male

© John Rosenfeld- male
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Athysanini
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1893)
Identification
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Description: A brownish leafhopper with a plump appearance and an abdomen that extends past the wings. Wing cells may be light to dark brown in color, and the face is dark brown. Females have a deeply excavated pregenital sternite, visible on the underside before the tip of the abdomen. The abdomen extends well past the end of the wings. Males have a sword-shaped pygofer processes, almost resembling a pair of blades, sticking out of the rear end of the abdomen (an abdomen that does not extend as far past the wings as in the female) (BG).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: This species has only been recorded from a few counties in the mountains, though probably more abundant in the right habitat in this region.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found in the grassy understory of forests (BG), as well as bushy, vegetated montane meadows and roadsides.
Plant Associates: Various grasses
Behavior:
Comment: Most individuals of Extrusanus are typically flightless; females which are more often fully-winged are presumed to fly before laying eggs. In E. extrusanus, on average 3 out of 23 females are macropterous (long-winged), equating to 12% of the population. (Hamilton 1995)
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Extrusanus extrusus No Common Name

Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Caldwell Co.
Comment: found during the day, caught while sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Mitchell Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy vegetation in the open on the top of the mountain; the bald. A female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Mitchell Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy vegetation in the open on the top of the mountain; the bald. A female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Mitchell Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy vegetation in the open on the top of the mountain; the bald. A female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Mitchell Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy vegetation in the open on the top of the mountain; the bald. A female