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Scaphoideus immistus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- male
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A grayish to brown colored species. The tip of the crown is yellow to white in color, with a dark brown brace (a "{" mark) separating this pale tip from an otherwise mostly brown crown; note that rather than there being a distinct bar between the eyes, much of the head is uniformly colored. The pronotum is brownish overall with a cruciate-shaped whitish mark in the middle. The scutellum is somewhat bicolored, with the upper half a darker orange-brown color and the rest whitish; the darker part can have a darker tiangle-shaped mark in each corner. The face is typically dark. The wings are brownish overall, with light orangeish and dark blackish patches, plus some white spots and cells. The wing venation is blackish and fairly bold throughout the wings rather than more towards the tips. The male abdomen is blackish while the genital valves are white with a brown posterior band. The female abdomen is also somewhat dark, with a bit more white than the male; the pregenital sternite is mostly pale except for a dark brown medial patch on the rear. There also is a lack of a distinctive indentation in the middle of this sternite, which other species have; instead, there is either an extremely slight indentation or none at all. Adult males are 4.5-5.0 mm long, while females are 5.5-6.1 mm. Nymphs are typically dark brown overall, with a bluish-red T-shaped mark on an otherwise dark brown crown. The nymphal pornotum, scutellum, and wing pads are dark brown with bluish markings. The legs of the nymph are dark brown, and several of the abdominal segments are a pale yellow color. (Barnett 1976)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central North America (Barnett 1976)
Abundance: Scattered records throughout the state, with a majority from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; can be quite common where found, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest, open woodlands, and pine-dominated areas.
Plant Associates: Witch hazel, willow, oak, grape (Vitis vulpina), grasses, apple, elm, peach, Japanese maple, Fagus granifolia, Populus balsamifer, etc. (Barnett 1976)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Scaphoideus species in general, except for a handful, can be difficult to visually identify. Some of the records on here are tentative, but this species is one of the easier members of the genus to identify.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus immistus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female, 5.4 mm; tentative
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female, 5.4 mm; tentative
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female, 5.4 mm; tentative
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female, 5.4 mm; tentative
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: moth lights. - unid_leafhopper
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
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
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male; 4.5 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male; 4.5 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male; 4.5 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male; 4.5 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male; 4.5 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male; 4.5 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male; 4.5 mm
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
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.4 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.4 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.4 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.4 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; female, 5.2 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; female, 5.2 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; female, 5.2 mm
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: male, 5.2 mm
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: male, 5.2 mm
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: male, 5.2 mm