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Ponana scarlatina - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note red dots
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Iassinae
Identification
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Description: Brown to yellowish-brown overall, this species the vertex, pronotum, and wings heavily marked with many small but prominent red dots; the red dots are characteristic of this species. Some individuals are extremely boldly marked, while others have very few dots. There is sometimes a black dot on the vertex near each ocellus. The wing venation tends to be margined with red, but some specimens can show fuscous wings; this is a variable species in coloration and pattern. The female pregenital sternite has well-produced and rounded lateral angles, with concave excavations on the posterior margin on either side of a broad median lobe; there is a slight notch in the middle of this lobe. Adults are 8.0-9.0 mm. (Beirne 1956), (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States
Abundance: Recorded from two counties in the eastern Piedmont and western Coastal Plain; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Ponana scarlatina No Common Name

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