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Stroggylocephalus mixtus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- dorsal view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note ocelli closer to eyes
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Aphrodinae
Identification
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Description: A robust, uniformly brown species. This species can be distinguished from other Aphrodinae by its short, broad, rounded crown and by having the ocelli (light-sensing organs on the top of the head) closer to the eyes than the apex of the head. Adult males are 5.0-6.2 mm long, while females are 5.8-6.5 mm. (Hamilton 1975)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: A somewhat rare species, found widely but sparsely throughout the Great Plains, across Canada, and the Northeastern United States. Recorded as far south as North Carolina. (Hamilton 1975)
Abundance: Rare. Likely found in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
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Comment: There are several collection records from 2002 and 2003 identified as S. placidus, the only other member of this genus in North America. S. placidus is a much more rare, and more northern species that has previously been reported as far south as New Jersey; it is unclear if these specimens were correctly identified. S. placidus has the ocelli closer to the apex of the head rather than the eyes. (Hamilton 1975)
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Stroggylocephalus mixtus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State 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