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Chlorotettix fallax - No Common Name



© John Rosenfeld

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite shape and coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note plate shape
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: Adults are around 7.5-8.0 mm long. A dull greenish-yellow, ochraceous color overall with a broadly rounded vertex, twice as wide as long. The wings have a smoky appearance with indistinct wing venation. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin strongly and concavely excavated about half way towards the anterior margin; this gives a flared appearance to the lateral margins of the sternite. There is a triangular V-shaped notch in the middle of the much larger excavation; much if not all of the posterior margin of the sternite and the notch have a bold, broad dark brown border. The male plates are convexly rounded, giving a semicircular appearance; the width of the plates at their base is twice their length. (DeLong 1948) For diagrams of the genital structures 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 single county in the Piedmont, though more likely to be found in the Coastal Plain; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Mixed hardwood forest, open woodlands, grassy areas; reported from marshes, both salt and freshwater
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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 fallax No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male; NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female