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Psammotettix lividellus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger

© John Rosenfeld

© John Rosenfeld- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A yellowish species overall: the head, pronotum, scutellum, and wings are a light cream to yellowish amber color, lightly marked with brown. The crown is unmarked or has thin brown lines that form arcs on the head. There can be brownish bordering on the inside of some of the wing cells, giving an overall darker appearance. The female pregenital sternite has a median emargination that is not very deep; the lateral sides are sloping/rounded. The male subgenital plates are short with a noticeable V-shaped suture in the middle. Adult males are 3.15-3.7 mm long, females are 3.13-3.8 mm. (Greene 1971)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Found throughout North America
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the mountains; likely more abundant in the right habitat, especially in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, brushy areas
Plant Associates: ?
Behavior: Can probably be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The only member of this genus found in the Eastern United States. P. ferratus was synonymized with this species. This species was originally misidentified as the European species P. striatus.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Psammotettix lividellus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Surry Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Surry Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Surry Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Surry Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Surry Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male