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Paraphlepsius mimus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note rounded head

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note subgenital plates

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Brownish overall with a fairly rounded crown, both on the margin and apically towards the face. The male subgenital plates have lobate lateral margins that noticeably diverge from one another, characteristic of this species. The female pregenital sternite is strongly tapered and truncate with a relatively flat/straight posterior margin, lacking a pronounced median notch; there is dark coloration on the sternite. Adult males are 5.4-6.4 mm long, females are 6.2-7.5 mm. (Hamilton 1975)

For diagrams of this species, see: Dmitriev.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Primarily coastal regions of New Jersey south to Florida (Hamilton 1975)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont; probably 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 mimus 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