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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Scaphytopius abbreviatus - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A somewhat dark brownish species, resembling S. acutus dorsally but with a brown rather than a yellow face. The vertex is bluntly angled, about 1.5 times as long as the width between the eyes. The crown is brown mottled with yellow and with white longitudinal lines. The pronotum is dark brown (darker than the crown) with five pale longitudinal lines and heavily irrorate overall; the scutellum is paler, more orange in color. The wings are brown, with dark wing venation and many white areolar and small black dots. The male subgenital plates are somewhat elongate and triangular, with convexly rounded bases and tips that diverge from one another. The female pregenital sternite has a rounded posterior margin. Adults are 4.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948), (Hepner 1947)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser. For images of specimens, see: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central United States; especially common in the Southeastern United States (Hepner 1947)
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the mountains; probably under collected and therefore more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Ceanothus americanus (Hepner 1947)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: A picture of the face is needed to separate this species from others in the genus.
Status: Native
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