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Xyphon reticulatum - Bermudagrass Leafhopper



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: CicadellinaeSynonym: Xyphon reticulata
Identification
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Description: A greenish-yellow species that can be highly variable in color, with wings ranging from green to almost black (can also be brown, gray, or straw colored). The head and crown range from a tan uniform color to being cream-colored and marked with dark brown. These dark markings on the edge of the pronotum and on the head help distinguish this species from X. flaviceps. The pronotum is a greenish color while the scutellum is yellowish, sometimes with darker markings. The wing venation is usually greenish, sometimes white. The underside of the abdomen is typically yellow. Adults are around 6 mm long. (Catanach 2013)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Found throughout the southern United States (primarily in the Gulf states) south through Latin America to Brazil; also in the West Indies. Introduced to West Africa and many Pacific islands (BG)
Abundance: Rare- only several records from the state, and none recent.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas
Plant Associates: Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) (BG)
Behavior: Can probably be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Xyphon reticulatum Bermudagrass Leafhopper

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Wake Co.
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Photo by: NCSU
Wake Co.
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