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Paraphlepsius truncatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note produced head

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A brownish species with densely reticulate wings. The head and thorax are slgihtly lighter in color than the wings. The head is slightly thicker in the middle and has a slight point to it. The female pregenital sternite is long, parallel-margined without any lobes; it has a slight shallow indent in the middle of the posterior margin, where there is a brown border. The male subgenital plates are triangular, with shallowly concave lateral margins and brown crescents near the anterior base. Adult males are 4.8-6.0 mm long, females are 5.2-6.3 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 North America, west to the Rockies (Hamilton 1975)
Abundance: Recorded from two counties in the mountains and Piedmont, probably under collected and therefore more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably woodlands
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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 truncatus 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