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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Arundanus marginellus - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Deltocephalini
Taxonomic Author: (DeLong, 1935)
Identification
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Description: A broad-headed species that is tawny to grayish in color, tinged with orange. The vertex is orange with a white margin that is bordered above and below by a black line; the above line is broader either side of the middle and tapers to a very narrow line above the ocelli. The female pregenital sternite has the lateral angles produced and rounded, with an excavation in the middle on either side of a median produced tooth that is broad; often the posterior margin has a sinusoidal, trilobate appearance. The male genital plates are long and slender, gradually tapering to narrow acute tips divergent from one another. Adults are 5.0-5.5 mm long. (DeLong 1941), (DeLong 1948)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Moist areas where the host plant grows.
Plant Associates: Cane/native bamboo (Arundinaria tecta)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Arundanus is a genus that consists of a number of species that look like one another. It is therefore important to get a clear, detailed picture of the underside to determine species identification.
Status: Native
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