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Pendarus stipatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- ssp. stipatus

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pointed head

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A brownish species, ranging from pale to dark brown, with a head that is slightly wider than the pronotum; the head is longer in most females. The crown is slightly produced with a noticeable point, and it is angled towards the face. The wings have a distinct banded appearance (perhaps not quite as evident in dark individuals). The male subgenital plates are triangular. The female pregenital sternite has a prominent median projection with a small notch in the middle. Adult males are 5.5-5.7 mm long, while females are 6.1-7.3 mm. (Hamilton 1975)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States, primarily the Southeast
Abundance: Scattered records across the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Pine forest
Plant Associates: P. s. stipatus: slash pine (Pinus elliottii)

P. s. tullahomi: Pinus rigida and P. virginiana, with a preference to seedlings

(Hamilton 1975)

Behavior: Can probably be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: There are two subspecies of Pendarus stipatus: P. s. stipatus and P. s. tullahomi. Ssp. stipatus is primarily coastal, ranging into the Piedmont. It integrades with tullahomi further inland; tullahomi is darker overall than stipatus. (Hamilton 1975)

In North Carolina, ssp. tullahomi has only been recorded from Polk county.

Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Pendarus stipatus 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