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Sorhoanus orientalis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note shape of
pregenital sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: The only green leafhopper in the East with smoky wingtips (note that the tips of the wings are not green, as the smoky color isn't always as apparent since it is more a factor of the semi-transparent wing cells). The pronotum and scutellum are yellowish-green; the wing venation is yellow or white. However, this species is variable in color, and individuals typically have very dark bluish-black wings: see 1 and 2. The female pregenital sternite lacks lateral angles and has the posterior margin produced, sloping towards the middle of the sternite; there is a small incision in the middle, which slightly projects, and the whole posterior margin of the sternite is black. The male subgenital plates are broad at the bases, strongly and convexly curving to blunt and broad apexes. Adults are 3.5-4.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America, west to the Pacific
Abundance: Scattered records across the mountains, where it can be locally abundant.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found in brushy, field-type habitats with grass; also open woodlands.
Plant Associates: Elymus grasses (DeLong 1948)
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Comment: This is supposedly the only native member of this genus in the East (BG).
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Sorhoanus orientalis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, field-type habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, field-type habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, field-type habitat
Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Yancey Co.
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Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Yancey Co.
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Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Yancey Co.
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