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Chlorotettix meriscus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- note shape of pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: Adults are yellowish overall, with a yellowish-orange underside. The female pregenital sternite is quite distinctive: the anterior margin is curved rather than straight, and the posterior margin has a very deep, tapering excavation that is somewhat pentagon-like in shape. There is a Y-shaped tooth in the middle of the inner notch of this excavation, and the sides of the excavation extend outwards to a pointed tip, somewhat triangular in shape. For images of adults, see: BOLD, BG.
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 mountains; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably grassy areas, open woodlands
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

Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix meriscus No Common Name

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