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Arundanus proprius - No Common Name

© Paul Scharf- note bold vertex pattern
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Deltocephalini
Taxonomic Author: (DeLong, 1918)
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: This species has a strongly produced, angled vertex with a bold pattern. The vertex margin is white, bordered below by a uniform black band and above by a series of black spots: there are three large triangular black spots separated from one another on either side of the vertex, with the central pair the largest. The vertex is slightly wider between the eyes than the median length. The male genital plates are long and narrow, bluntly pointed and divergent from one another. Adults are around 4.5 mm long. (DeLong 1941), (DeLong 1948)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: A rare species, previously known only from Tennessee and Kentucky; now known from North Carolina
Abundance: Rare; recently found in the Piedmont; maybe more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
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; however, proprius is distinctive in its head markings.
Status: Native
Global and State Rank: [GNR] [S2S4]
See also Habitat Account for General Cane Thickets

Species Photo Gallery for Arundanus proprius No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light