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Scaphoideus crassus - No Common Name



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© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- male
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: This species is grayish-white and light brown overall, with a white crown that has a thin brown marginal line and a yellowish-orange transverse band between the eyes. The face is pale, yellowish with a couple brown transverse lines below the crown. The pronotum is pale grayish-white with a central transverse whitish bar; the apex of the pronotum is orange and there is a disurpted, less bold orange transverse band closer to the scutellum (sometimes it spans across the basal half of the pronotum). The scutellum is somewhat bicolored, wht the upper half orange and the rest appears as a white triangle. The wings are light brown and grayish-white, with white cells near the tips and middle; wing venation is dark. The underside is pale, with the female pregenital sternite whitish with a dark brown medial area on the rear; it is greatly produced posteriorly. Adult males are 4.6-5.0 mm long, while females are around 5.2-5.8 mm. (Barnett 1976)
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: A widespread but somewhat rare species, found throughout eastern and central United States and across Canada (Barnett 1976)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont, likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Mixed hardwood forests
Plant Associates: Ulmus americana (Barnett 1976)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus crassus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: 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
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to black light in woods.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female; 5.2 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female; 5.2 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female; 5.2 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female