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Idiodonus kennecottii - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- frontal view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A dark reddish-brown species with a characteristic white stripe o the wings. The body color is a rusty brown, and when viewed from the front, there are 4 bold black dots: 2 on the eyes, and 2 on the face. The vertex is a dirty yellow, and there is an orange transverse band between the eyes. The face is dirty yellowish-brown with a noticeable yellow midline. The pronotum has the posterior margin and median transverse band yellow. The female pregenital sternite has a roundedly produced posterior margin that is slightly incised and keeled, with a brown spot in the middle. The male plates are long and broad at the bases, with concave lateral margins and pointed tips. Adults are 6.0-6.5 mm long. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: Recorded across the state, with a majority of records from the mountains; likely more abundant in the state in the right habitat, especially in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest edge.
Plant Associates: Oak, shrubby plants, tall herbaceous plants in shrubby plants
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Idiodonus kennecottii No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: edge of grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm; forest edge
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: edge of grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm; forest edge
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: edge of grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm; forest edge
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: edge of grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm; forest edge