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Sanctanus tectus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note wing pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- male, pale

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note wing pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- male
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Deltocephalini
Taxonomic Author: (Oman, 1934)
Identification
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Description: Fairly distinctive in coloration and pattern. This species has a light brown mottled pattern on its wings, with whole wing cells colored (compared to complete bands found in S. cruciatus). The pattern itself can vary in color, ranging from dark brown to light grayish-brown. There are three black spots on the costal margin of each wing, and two black dots located below the mesonotum on the middle of the back. Two noticeable black spots can also be found on the top of the head. The thorax is mostly pale, except for the upper half of the pronotum which is brownish. Adults are 4.0-4.5 mm long (Oman 1934).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: South Carolina north to Virginia, along the coast (BG); North Carolina seems to be a hotpsot for this species.
Abundance: Recorded recently from several counties in the Coastal Plain and far eastern Piedmont where it is uncommon; possibly more abundant in the state in the right habitat, especially in the Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge.
Plant Associates: Arundinaria tecta (Oman 1934)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Coastal Plain Cane Thickets

Species Photo Gallery for Sanctanus tectus No Common Name

Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: females
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: females
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
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Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
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Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest; ID confirmed by C. Dietrich via specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest; female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: open to mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: open to mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: open area near forest edge; in parking lot
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: open area near forest edge; in parking lot