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Paraphlepsius strobi - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- note slightly produced head

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note long subgenital
plates

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A pale brownish species with a rounded crown that is bluntly angled apically and angled towards the face. The thorax and head are concolorous with the wings, which have a [faint] banded appearance to them. The male subgenital plates are elongate and triangular. The female pregenital sternite has a somewhat slight concave posterior margin, with a slight median notch and brownish coloration along the edge. Adult males are 4.7-5.9 mm long, females are 5.0-6.1 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 and central United States
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; likely 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

Species Photo Gallery for Paraphlepsius strobi 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, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: Found in grassy field/forest edge habitat