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Paraphlepsius attractus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pointed head

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- male (L), female (R)
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A brownish, densely reticulated species with a produced, pointed crown that is sharply angled towards the face. The female pregenital sternite has narrow median lobes that are concavely produced (there is a slight medial projection). The male subgenital plates are triangular. Adult males are 4.0-4.8 mm long, females are 4.3-5.0 mm. (Hamilton 1975)

For diagrams of this species, see: Dmitriev.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Paraphlepsius is a challenging genus to identify, with a majority of the species requiring underside views of the pregenital sternite or male subgenital plates to allow for an identification; even then, an ID may not be possible. It is important to obtain clear, detailed images of the underside; length measurements can help as well.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Paraphlepsius attractus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens