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Paraphlepsius humidus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note sharply angled face

© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration, head shape

© Kyle Kittelberger- note male subgenital plates
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A dark brown, densely reticulated species with a produced, pointed crown that is sharply angled towards the face; this is a large and robust species. The anterior third of the wings are paler than the rest. The female pregenital sternite has median lobes that project slightly outwards, with a brown margin; there is a slight median notch. The male subgenital plates are triangular with bulbous lateral margins. Adult males are 6.9-7.4 mm long, females are 7.0-7.7 mm. (Hamilton 1975)

For diagrams of this species, see: Dmitriev. For an image of a specimen of this species, see: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Primarily eastern and central North America (Hamilton 1975)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the mountains; likely more abundant in this region.
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Habitats and Life History
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Paraphlepsius is a challenging genus to identify, with a majority of the species requiring underside views of the pregenital sternite or male subgenital plates to allow for an identification; even then, an ID may not be possible. It is important to obtain clear, detailed images of the underside; length measurements can help as well.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Paraphlepsius humidus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male