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Neocoelidia tumidifrons - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf- female

© Rob Van Epps- male

© Rob Van Epps- male; note abdominal band

© Kyle Kittelberger- male with pronotal spots
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: NeocoelidiinaeSynonym: Neocoelidia vittapennis
Identification
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Description: A yellow-orange to green species with a rounded head the strongly projects outwards; the antennae are also quite long. Males are plainly colored green (fresh specimens) with no markings except for, in some individuals, a prominent black spot in each anterior corner of the scutellum; there is also a black band near the tip of the abdomen. Females, green, have wings shorter than the length of the abdomen and have distinctive black marks around otherwise yellow eyes. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin broadly excavated with a small median tooth. The males subgenital plates are triangular and pointed, gradually taper from bases to pointed apexes. Adults are around 4.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Found across the country, but scattered and uncommon to rare.
Abundance: Uncommon to rare with only several scattered records across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy habitat; reportedly common in moist wooded areas where herbaceous growth is abundant (DeLong 1948)
Plant Associates: Goldenrod
Behavior:
Comment: The female of this species is flightless.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Neocoelidia tumidifrons No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Dr. Hamilton\'s comments: A female Neocoelidia tumidifrons; on goldenrod, but not common that far east because it is flightless.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; males
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping - weedy edge of woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping - weedy edge of woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping - weedy edge of woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping - weedy edge of woods.