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Chlorotettix galbanatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view; note brownish
tinge

© Kyle Kittelberger- closeup of male (left) and
female (right) genitalia
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: This species is greenish overall, with a yellowish to reddish-brown tint on the wings and thorax. The wing venation is a dark reddish-brown, contrasting with the transparent wing membranes; this gives the wings a netted look. The posterior part of the pronotum and lateral triangles of the scutellum are also a light reddish-brown color. The head (vertex) is slightly wider than the pronotum, and the eyes are typically dark/black. The female pregenital sternite is distinctive with a deep, narrow slit surrounded by rounded lobes. The male has a depressed inner area at the base of the subgenital plates, appearing as if the plates are dented; otherwise, the plates are evenly and convexly rounded brom the bases to the apexes, and the apexes are obtusely angled. Adults are around 6.0-6.5 mm long. (DeLong 1918), (DeLong 1948) For more images and diagrams of this species, see: Bg and Dmitriev.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: This is one of the most common and widespread Chlorotettix in the country, found throughout the eastern and central United States, west to at least Montana; also across the Gulf coast states and into the Southwest, south into northern Mexico (DeLong 1918).
Abundance: Locally common; recorded across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: ?
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Chlorotettix is a notriously difficult genus to identify to species visually; a majority of the species are various shade of yellow and green, and they can only be reliably distinguished by looking at genital features. Therefore, it is very important for all Chlorotettix species other than necopinus and tergatus to obtain a picture of the underside.

This particular species visually resembles C. nudatus, as both are greenish with a brown tint and have dark wing venation. They do however have extremely different genitalia.

Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix galbanatus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn- female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; female,
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; female,
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; female, 6.7 mm
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Grassy, weedy area near hardwoods. ID based on shape of pregenital sternite.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Grassy, weedy area near hardwoods. ID based on shape of pregenital sternite.