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Scaphoideus minor - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© John Rosenfeld- male
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A tan to light brown colored species. The crown is whitish with a thin brown marginal line and a transverse orange band in front of the eyes; the width of this orange band can vary among individuals (as seen above). The face is white to a light brown with several brown lines below the crown margin. The pronotum is mostly orange-brown with a grayish cruciate mark in the middle. The scutellum is mostly orange-brown, with some pale and darker parts. The wings are orange-brown with some dark parts near the wing tips and some white/pale cells; the venation is dark brown. The male genital plates and valve are white. The female pregenital sternite is tan with a dark brown medial area on the posterior margin; the posterior margins of this sternite are relatively straight. Adult males are 4.6-6.1 mm long, while females are 5.8-6.9 mm. (Barnett 1976)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States and Canada (Barnett 1976)
Abundance: One record from Wake county; likely under collected.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Woodlands, grassy/brushy areas
Plant Associates: Ulmus americana, Alnus trispa, Tsuga occidentalis (Barnett 1976)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Barnett notes "the external color and pattern, especially on the vertex, is variable and overlaps five or six other species" (Barnett 1976).
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus minor No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female