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Chlorotettix balli - No Common Name

© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note shape of plates

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite shape
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
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Description: Adults are around 6.2-7.25 mm long. A yellowish-green to green species, the vertex is angularly produced and is one half longer at the middle than near the eyes. The wings are hyaline with indistinct venation. The head and pronotum are a darker green than other parts of the body, with the vertex and underside greenish with ochraceous coloration. The female pregenital sternite has a deep notch extending about two-third of the way towards the anterior margin; there is a noticeable tooth in the middle of this cavity, and the posterior sides of the sternite are rounded. The male plates are relatively broad and circular, gradually narrowing to acute apexes. (DeLong 1948), (DeLong 1918) For diagrams of the genitalia of this species, see: Dmitriev.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, forest edge, open woodlands, meadows
Plant Associates:
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Chlorotettix is a notriously difficult genus to identify to species visually; a majority of the species are various shade of yellow and green, and they can only be reliably distinguished by looking at genital features. Therefore, it is very important for all Chlorotettix species other than necopinus and tergatus to obtain a picture of the underside.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix balli No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: 6.2 mm; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: 6.2 mm; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: 6.2 mm; male