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Arundanus latidens - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note vertex is rounded and
not sharply pointed

© Kyle Kittelberger- note broken black marginal
line

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note shaped of
pregenital sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Overall, this species is brown tinged with orange and yellow/yellow-green. The vertex is broadly, bluntly angled, about 1/4 wider between the eyes than at the median length. The vertex margin is white, bordered above and below with a dark brown to black line; the above line is continuous but waved and interrupted in the middle with a very slight white incision. The female pregenital sternite is very distinctive and different from other members in this genus, with a broad produced convex tooth in the middle; this tooth extends beyond the rounded lateral angles of the sternite. The male genital plates are long and slender and triangular, diverging from one another. Adults are around 5.0 mm long. (DeLong 1941)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Known only from North and South Carolina, where it is locally common (DeLong 1941)
Abundance: Uncommon to locally common with scattered records across the Coastal Plain; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitat account for Cane Thickets
Habitats: Moist areas where the host plant grows.
Plant Associates: Cane/native bamboo (Arundinaria)
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] [S3S4]

Species Photo Gallery for Arundanus latidens No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: open habitat near forest edge; in parking lot
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: open habitat near forest edge; in parking lot
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: open habitat near forest edge; in parking lot
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Gates Co.
Comment: open, grassy area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: open, grassy habitat surrounded by pine and mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female; 5.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female; 5.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female; 5.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female; 5.0 mm