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Kyboasca splendida - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeSynonym: Kybos unica
Identification
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Description: A stunning species with a distinct, unique pattern. Greenish overall with two bold blue stripes on the wings along the claval suture that are connected with a lateral blue band across the pronotum; when viewed from above, these blue lines form an elongated triangle. Some boldly marked individuals have orange bands bordering either side of the blue stripes on the wings. There is an orange mark on the anterior border of the blue pronotal stripe. There is a blue mark across much of the vertex. The wing tips have a dusky tint. The underside of the body and legs are green. Males are more brightly colored than females.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Transcontinental across North America (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont and mountains; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Alders (Alnus sp.), Alnus incana, Alnus rugosa (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Kyboasca splendida No Common Name

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: J. Allen Ratzlaff
Buncombe Co.
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