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Aligia meridiana - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: An orange, brownish species with two pale bands and a darker brown central band on the wings, a key characteristic. The rest of the body is largely concolorous with the wings, and the eyes and abdomen (especially the genital area) are reddish.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: An uncommon species with a handful of records from the Southeast (per BG)
Abundance: Uncommon to rare. Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest edge.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: A. meridiana could be confused with Menosoma cincta, but note the wing pattern of A. meridiana with the two pale bands.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Aligia meridiana 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: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Weedy/grassy area near woods.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: female