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Polyamia alboneura - White-veined Polyamia



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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A very distinctive species, blackish overall with bold yellowish-white wing venation. Most of the cells in the wing are blackish, except for the upper two apical cells (along the edge of the wing) which are mostly white. The vertex is mostly yellowish except for some small black marks, in particular a bowtie shaped mark in the middle. The pronotum is mostly black except for pale margins and three broken longitudinal lines; the scutellum is mostly black. The female pregenital sternite is trilobate. The male genital plates are narrowed laterally, with margins concave and rounded apically. Adult males are 2.3-2.5 mm long, while females are 2.6-2.7 mm. (Sinada 1994)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: A rare species with what appears to be few specimens, none of which are online, and no images of live individuals until now. Found in the eastern United States.
Abundance: Rare; recorded from a single county in the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy areas, open woodland
Plant Associates: ?
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Polyamia alboneura White-veined Polyamia

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
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