Hoppers of North Carolina:
Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, and Planthoppers
Scientific Name: Search Common Name:
Family (Alpha):
« »
CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Evacanthus nigramericanus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- dark female; note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view, dark female

© Kyle Kittelberger- teneral female

© Kyle Kittelberger- dark nymph
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Evacanthinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Males are black, with the rims of the eyes and the legs yellow. The wings are blackish-brown to black, with contrasting pale yellow to whitish venation; the preapical spot on the costal margin of each wing is whitish. Females are variable in color, ranging from as dark as the male to tan marked with black frontal arcs on the head, black metacoxae, and a blackish-brown to black median band on the head. The pronotum and scutellum are black, and there are infuscated markings on the wings between pale veins. There is a brown to black band along the costal margin of the wings, and a blackish-brown mark at the edge of the wing tips. Teneral females can be quite pale with tan coloration, while "more mature" tenerals can have a reddish body; in these tenerals, the distinctive wing pattern is still noticeable. Adult males are 4.9-5.6 mm long (excluding the abdomen), females are 5.9-6.5 mm. (Hamilton, 1983)

Nymphs are variable in coloration, ranging from blackish overall with a reddish-pink head that has two small black dots to tan with fuscous bands on the sides of the body.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Distribution: Eastern and midwestern North America, as far south as the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Abundance: Fairly common across the mountains.
Seasonal Occurrence
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy areas near montane forest.
Plant Associates: Recorded from Persicaria perfoliata and Phytolacca (DL).
Behavior:
Comment: There are two records of E. orbitalis from Haywood county. This species is similar in coloration and pattern to E. nigramericanus, though is smaller. It is not clear at this point if these records pertain to misidentified nigramericanus.
Status: Native
Global and State Rank:

Species Photo Gallery for Evacanthus nigramericanus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; adult female and 2 tenerals
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; adult female and 2 tenerals
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; adult female and a teneral
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; adult female and a teneral
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; adult female and a teneral
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; adult female and a teneral
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, grassy vegetation surrounded by forest; adult female and 2 tenerals
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest; nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest; nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest; nymphs
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest; nymphs
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kenneth Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: waist-high meadow