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Pendarus avicephalus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A grayish-brown species with pale bands on the wings. The male crown is short, scarcely produced near the eye and bluntly rounded at the apex. The female crown is similar but sharply angled apically (has a point), causing the coronal margins to appear concave. The male subgenital plates are elongate with sharp apexes; triangular overall. The female pregenital sternite has a slight median projection, with a small notch in the middle. Adult males are 5.1-5.3 mm long, while females are 6.0-6.2 mm (Hamilton 1975)

For additional images of specimens, showing male and females, see: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Florida north to North Carolina; a single record from Mississippi (Hamilton 1975)
Abundance: Several records from 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 probably be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Pendarus avicephalus 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