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Scaphoideus luteolus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note orange coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Ken Childs- note coloration

© Ken Childs- note coloration
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: Adults are typically a dusky amber yellow to orange color overall. The tip of the crown (top of the head) is whitish to yellow with a thin brown marginal line. There is a broad orange { shaped mark between the eyes, typically above a thin pale base of the crown (before the pronotum). The eyes are reddish (sometimes bright red) with a whitish longitudinal line going through them. The face is a golden yellow to pale orange color, as is the rest of the underside of this species; the abdominal segments though have a thin white border to the posterior edge. The pronotum is mostly an orange color, with a pale bluish-gray T-shaped marked. The scutellum is bicolored, with the anterior half orange and the posterior part a cream color. The wings are golden yellow to orange, with some scattered white spots; the tip of the wings have a thin dark border. The wing venation is brownish-yellow. The male genital valve and plates are golden yellow to orange. The female pregenital sternite is golden yellow to orange, with some dark brown shading; it has a narrow medial notch posteriorly, with two ventrally curved areas on either side of the notch. Adult males are 4.7-5.3 mm long, while females are 5.2-5.7 mm. (Barnett 1976) The nymph is dark overall except for 2 to 3 whitish abdominal segments.

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States (Barnett 1976)
Abundance: A single county record; rare in the state but likely under collected and therefore more abundant.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Herbaceous woodland habitats
Plant Associates: Willow, elm (Ulmus americana), Vitis, cottonwood, other herbaceous plants (Barnett 1976)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus luteolus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Stanly Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Stanly Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Stanly Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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