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Thamnotettix confinis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- northern form

© Kyle Kittelberger- southern, NC form

© Kyle Kittelberger- southern, NC
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© Kyle Kittelberger- northern form
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A medium-sized species with two color forms: northern and southern. The northern form, not found in NC and represented above, is a greenish-brown species with dark wing cells, a green pronotum, orange face, and two small dark triangles on the scutellum (some southern individuals could be darker like the northern form). The southern form, recorded in NC, is much paler than its northern counterpart. Overall it is a pale greenish-brown color, with a thorax and head that are paler than the wings. The wings themselves have pale venation, characteristic of this species.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the mountains where it can be locally common; probably more abundant across the mountains in the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Montane, has been found in forest openings, mixed forest edge, and brushy habitat.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The southern form of this northern species, the form found in NC, could represent a different geographical variation/race or an undescribed species; more tests are needed to determine this (BG).
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Thamnotettix confinis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: northern form
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: northern form
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: northern form
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: brusy, overgrown shrubby area in forest clearing
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: brusy, overgrown shrubby area in forest clearing