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Chlorotettix suturalis - No Common Name

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- note shape of pregenital
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
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Description: Pale green to yellowish overall, sometimes reddish, with a brown median line (this is sometimes barely visible). The vertex is bluntly angled and is a little longer in the middle than near the eye. The pronotum has the disc and posterior portion darker, and the basal angles of the scutellum are a dark brown. The wings are fuscous, with a dark fuscous stripe consisting of three distinct lobes. The female pregential sternite has the posterior margin broadly and deeply notched more than half way to the base; the sides of the notch are dark brown. The male genital plates are broad and long, narrowing cconvexly to rounded tips. Adults are around 7.5 mm long. (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: Only recorded from a single county in the mountains; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Most stream floodplains where cane occurs (DeLong 1948)
Plant Associates: Cane (Arundinaria tecta) (DeLong 1948)
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
Global and State Rank: [GNR] [S2S4]
See also Habitat Account for Montane Cane Thickets

Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix suturalis 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