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Bandara curvata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note shape of
pregenital sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Adults are orange yellow with six black dashes above the margin of the vertex and an interrupted line beneath. The posterior margin of the vertex, three stripes on the pronotum, two spots on the scutellum and numerous oval spots on the wings are white. The female pregenital sternite is rounded on lateral angles; the posterior margin is slightly emarginate, with a pair of short teeth in the middle that have divergent apexes. The male plates are tapered to blunt rounded apexes, appearing triangular together. Adults are 4.5-5.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948) For diagrams of the genitalia of this species, see: Dmitriev.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open woodlands, near mixed hardwood forest, grassy areas
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species is extremely similar in both general appearance and color pattern to B. johnsoni. A clear, detailed view of the underside is needed to distinguish between species in this genus.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Bandara curvata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen