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Sanctanus fasciatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note pale brown coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note banded face
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Deltocephalini
Taxonomic Author: (Osborn, 1900)
Identification
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Description: A boldly patterned species with dorsal markings that are usually light brown; the base color to the wings and body is a pale brown. The bold markings are primarily on the wings, with the thorax and head largely unpatterned except for some smudgy marks; there is a brown cruciate transverse band across the wings, bordered with black and white. The face has two distinct transverse black bands, and the legs are also banded; the vertex is bluntly rounded. The pronotum has a dark spot behind each eye on the anterior margin, and there are dark marks in the anterior corners of the otherwise pale scutellum. The male subgenital plates are broader than they are long, with rounded apexes. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin concavely excavated. Adults are 4.0-4.5 mm long. (Oman 1934), (DeLong & Hershberger 1946)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States, as far north as NJ and as far west as TX and IA; also found as far south as Brazil and throughout the West Indies (BG)
Abundance: Rare, a couple records from the coast, likely more abundant in this region.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Recorded from a pine dominated forest near a saltwater marsh.
Plant Associates: ?
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: This species could be confused with S. cruciatus as they have a similar color pattern. However, cruciatus is much more bold, with the markings contrasting with a white background; fasciatus has a pale brown base color. Additionally, cruciatus is 4.5-5.25 mm long while fasciatus is 4.0-4.5 mm. (Oman 1934)
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Sanctanus fasciatus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.0 mm; this appears to be a state record
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.0 mm; this appears to be a state record
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.0 mm; this appears to be a state record
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.0 mm; this appears to be a state record
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated; male, 4.0 mm; this appears to be a state record