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Arundanus shermani - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan

© Bo Sullivan- note head pattern

© Bo Sullivan

© Bo Sullivan- note female
pregenital sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Deltocephalini
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1903)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A broad-headed species with a pale whitish marginal band on the vertex that is bordered by a narrow [sometimes] brown band underneath and a dark irregular band above; the upper band is described as being composed of three triangular spots on each side of the margin, but this broken band [based on the specimen here] looks more like a series of irregularly sized dark dashes. The vertex is broad and relatively slightly pointed at the apex; it is 1/3 wider between the eyes than at the median length. The female pregenital sternite is truncated without any excavation; it has a relatively smooth posterior margin and cleanly wraps around the base of the pygofer, distinctive for this species. (DeLong 1941)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Rare in the southeastern United States
Abundance: Rare. Previously reported for NC, but not clear where; a couple recent records from Craven county in the Coastal Plain. This species will be found where cane is present.
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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: The male for this species is unknown; the species was described based on the female without any associated male.

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
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Species Photo Gallery for Arundanus shermani No Common Name

Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 5.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 5.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 5.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 5.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 5.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 5.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 5.5 mm