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Cicadellidae Members: NC Records

Graminella aureovittata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- female
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: Very distinctive. A pale brownish species with a pair of bold, contrasting reddish-orange longitudinal bands that transverse the vertex, pronotum, and scutellum. The wing venation is whitish. The female pregenital sternite has a deep, round excavation on the medial half of the posterior margin, bordered with brown. The male genital plates are short, broad, and rounded. Adults are around 3.8-4.0 mm long. (DeLong & Mohr 1937)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from two counties in the Coastal Plain, likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open, grassy areas near forest edge and in marsh reeds; also reported from wet prairies and meadows.
Plant Associates: Marsh reeds?
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Graminella aureovittata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female, 3.8 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female, 3.8 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female, 3.8 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marshy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marshy habitat