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Paraphlepsius tubus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note rounded head

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note subgenital plates
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: An orange-brown, reticulated species with a rounded crown. The female pregenital sternite has prominent posterior lobes that are separated by a wide, V-shaped median notch. The male subgenital plates are short and somewhat rounded, together forming a sort of semi-circle. Adult males are 5.2-5.9 mm long, females are 5.6-6.2 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: Scattered records across the state; 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

Species Photo Gallery for Paraphlepsius tubus 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