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Chlorotettix orbonata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite shape
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: DeltocephalinaeSynonym: Chlorotettix orbonata,Chlorotettix orbonatus
Identification
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Description: Greenish overall with a slight brown tinge to the wings, pronotum and scutellum. The wing venation is a combination of both pale, indistinct and dark veins. The female pregenital sternite is extremely distinctive as it lacks an excavation and instead extends outwards, with a sinuous shape. Adults are around 5.0 mm long, at least.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open grassy areas, forest edge
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 orbonata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female, 4.9 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female, 4.9 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female, 4.9 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen