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Chlorotettix unicolor - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note shape of genital
plates

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note shape of
pregenital sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A green or yellowish species with a broad head. The disc of the pronotum, plus basal angles and median notch on the scutellum can, in some individuals, be darker. The vertex is two and a half times as broad as it is long, barely longer in the middle than near the eyes; the anterior margin is rounded, with only a slight indication of an apex. The female pregenital sternite has a broad, shallowly notched posterior margin, which is narrowed and sharp at the apex and has a brownish mark; additionally, the sternite itself is quite long when compared to other species. The male plates are broad at the base, with the outer margins concave slightly and the apexes produced and slightly divergent; this gives the plates together an overall triangular appearance. Adults are between 6.5 and 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: Across North America, especially in the East and North where it is common (DeLong 1948)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the mountains as well as in the Coastal Plain; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, forest edge, open woodlands, meadows, freshwater marshes
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.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix unicolor No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: females and male; NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: females and male; NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: females and male; NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: male; 6.8 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: male; 6.8 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: male; 6.8 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: male; 6.8 mm long