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Arundanus sarissus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female, note vertex color

© Kyle Kittelberger- male (L) & female (R)
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Deltocephalini
Taxonomic Author: (DeLong, 1941)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: This species resembles A. latidens in general appearance but has the upper brown band on the vertex margin more broken and uneven. Adults are orange-yellow with a white vertex margin, bordered below by a black band and above by a brown band that is formed from three contiguous dark spots that are elongated; the central pair of spots are the largest. The vertex is bluntly angled, 1/3 times wider between the eyes than the median length. The female pregenital sternite appears truncated, with the posterior margin "roundedly excavated, the central portion of which is filled to the distance of the lateral angles with what appears to be an underlying membrane." This membrane underneath the sternite may, at the right angle or lighting, make the posterior margin of the sternite appear barely excavated and instead as if it largely extends straight across the base of the pygofer. The male subgenital plates are tapered to bluntly pointed apexes, appearing long and triangular. Adults are around 4.5-5.0 mm long, with females noticeably larger than males. (DeLong 1941)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Only known from North Carolina
Abundance: Historically known from a single county in the Coastal Plain, now a recent record in the Sandhills; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Moist areas where the host plant grows.
Plant Associates: Cane/native bamboo (Arundinaria tecta)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Arundanus is a genus that consists of a number of species that look like one another. It is therefore important to get a clear, detailed picture of the underside to determine species identification.
Status: Native
Global and State Rank: GNR [G2G3] [SU]
See also Habitat Account for Coastal Plain Cane Thickets

Species Photo Gallery for Arundanus sarissus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (5.1 mm)
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (5.1 mm)
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (5.1 mm)
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (5.1 mm)
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (5.1 mm)
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (5.1 mm)
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (5.1 mm)
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Rob Van Epps, Kevin Metcalf
Scotland Co.
Comment: riverside herbaceous vegetation consisting mostly of Arundinaria; males (4.2 mm) and females (