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Scaphoideus tergatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger

© John Rosenfeld- female

© John Rosenfeld- male
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A yellowish-brown species. The crown is white with a thin brown marginal line and a brownish-orange { shaped band between the eyes that fades into the creamy-white color of the posterior edge of the crown. The pronotum itself is mostly a reddish-brown color with a whitish transverse band or cruciate-shaped mark. The scutellum is somewhat bicolored, with the anterior half orange and the posterior half a yellowish-white; there is a dark brown dot on the lateral margins. The face is white in females, smudgy light brown in males, and has a couple dark brown lines below the crown margin. The wings are yellowish-brown, with some dark brown to black and white patches; the veins are dark brown, and the tips have a dark brown to black smudge. The underside of females is whitish, while in males it is brownish. The female pregenital sternite is white with a small brown medial area; there is no medial notch in this sternite. Adult males are 5.8 mm long, while females are 5.4-6.3 mm. (Barnett 1976)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States (Barnett 1976)
Abundance: Only recorded from Onslow county in the Coastal Plain, where it seems locally common; probably under collected.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Ulmus americana (Barnett 1976), Vitis ssp.
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus tergatus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Onslow Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Onslow Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Onslow Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male