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Driotura robusta - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- male
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Aphrodinae
Identification
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Description: A sexually dimorphic species, with males quite dark, almost black and females more of a creamy color. The wing venation is bold and reticulated, cream in color. This species has a robust, short head with black markings on the top between the eyes. The pronotum is also short, being around three times as wide as it is long. Much of the pronotum is covered with a pale band, and the edge near the head has black markings. The abdomen is speckled with white or black/brown (depending on the sex). Adults are 2.75 to 3.5 mm long. (U. Kansas)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States, into the West
Abundance: Rare- only recorded from a single county.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably fields and other grassy areas.
Plant Associates: Grindelia ssp. (U. Kansas)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Driotura robusta No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female