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Reventazonia lawsoni - No Common Name

© Rob Van Epps- note vertex spots

© Paul Scharf

© Paul Scharf- note pattern
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
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Description: A brownish species, somewhat variable among individuals. In well-marked individuals, the vertex has six dark spots on the margin, with the two largest spots slightly in from the margin, along the midline (i.e. not all of the spots are along the edge). The pronotum has six brownish longitudinal stripes, the central two of which extend down from the crown. The scutellum usually has a pair of pale brown to black narrow longitudinal strieps. The forewings are a pale brown, with the edges of the yellowish-white veins narrowly to broadly infuscated; in some individuals, the apical cells are darkened distally. There are three anteapical wing cells (which is shared by Amplicephalus osborni), with the middle one divided (the anteapical cells are the the row of cells preceding those on the edge of the wing; note the middle cell is divided in two). The female pregenital sternite narrows distally, exposing the underlying sclerites laterally. The posterior margin is trilobed with the central lobe the most clearly defined. The male genital plates are sharply triangular, laterally concave. Adult males are 4.0-4.4 mm long, while females are 4.3-5.0 mm. (Kramer 1971)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States, primarily the Southeast
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont, uncommon to rare; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open woodlands, forest edge, and grassy areas
Plant Associates: Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) (Kramer 1971)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Reventazonia lawsoni No Common Name

Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Weedy area near a hardwoods.
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light