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Nionia palmeri - No Common Name



© John Rosenfeld- male

© John Rosenfeld- male

© John Rosenfeld- female

© John Rosenfeld- female
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: NioniinaeTribe: Nioniini
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1891)
Identification
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Description: A fairly distinctive dark, shiny blackish species with a short but robust head that is conically pointed. The apical nervures of the wings, ventral margins of the eyes, and antennae are reddish; the amount of red at the apex of each wing can vary among individuals. Some individuals can be covered in a gray to white dusting. The pronotum is strongly punctured and the wing veins are bordered with punctures. The eyes are a silvery white to blackish. The male subgenital plates are triangular. The female pregenital sternite is slightly produced in the middle. Adults are 4.0-5.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States, a rarely encountered species.
Abundance: Uncommon to rare in the state, infrequently encountered; scattered records from the mountains to Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Moist woodlands (DeLong 1948)
Plant Associates: Grasses (DeLong 1948)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Nionia palmeri No Common Name

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