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Paraphlepsius cornutus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note slightly pointed head

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note shape of
pregenital sternite

© Kyle Kittelberger- female
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 a scooped-out posterior margin, with long and pointed lateral lobes and a slight median notch. The male subgenital plates are triangular. Adult males are 4.2-4.9 mm long, females are 4.8-5.8 mm. (Hamilton 1975)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Southeastern United States
Abundance: A single record from the Piedmont; perhaps under collected and therefore 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 cornutus No Common Name

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