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Chlorotettix nudatus - No Common Name



© John Rosenfeld- side view

© John Rosenfeld- top view

© John Rosenfeld- female; note pregenital
sternite shape

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note shape of plates
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A pale green species with an orange/brown or smoky tint on the wings, pronotum, scutellum, and face. The wing venation is a combination of pale, indistinct and dark veins. The legs are bicolored, with green bases and fuscous tips. The vertex is twice as long in the middle, and is slightly pointed, than near the eyes. The female pregenital sternite is rather short with a broad excavation that gives a sinuous shape to the posterior margin; in some individuals, the border of the excavation is brown. The male plates are somewhat triangular in shape, with a broad base and gradually tapering to acute, pointed tips. Adults are around 7.5 mm long. (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: Only recorded from a single county in the Piedmont; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, floodplain woods, moist woodlands with a rich growth of grasses
Plant Associates: Grasses
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.

This particular species visually resembles C. galbanatus, as both are greenish with a brown tint and have dark wing venation. They do however have extremely different genitalia.

Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix nudatus No Common Name

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