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Texananus majestus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A large brownish species, with adults 9.0-10.0 mm long. The entire body and wings have a dense reticulated mesh-like dark brown pattern, extending onto the face. The vertex has a bold white tip, in front of a broken dark brown band between the eyes. The female pregenital sternite has a broad but deep medial notch, extending about halfway to the anterior margin; the posterior sides of the notch end in a somewhat sharp tooth, with the posterior margin of the sternite cocavely rounded towards the lateral sides. The pregenital sternite is mostly a light brown to tan color, with some darker mottling near the notch. The male plates are close to one another, without a noticeably gap between them; together, they are triangular in shape. For diagrams of this species, see: Dmitriev. For more images of individuals that have supposedly been identified as this species, see: BG.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Primarily eastern and central United States
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Open woodlands
Plant Associates: Herbaceous plants
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The three species of Texananus in the subgenus Iowanus that have been recorded in North Carolina are: caducus, longipennis, and majestus. These three species all visually resemble one another and therefore specimens in this subgenus can only conclusively be identified to species with a very clear, unobstructed view of the underside; the female pregenital sternite is quite distinctive among these three species, the male plates less so. In T. majestus, the subgenital plates tend to be proportionately longer than in the other two species; they appear elongated.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Texananus majestus No Common Name

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