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Evacanthus chlamidatus - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Evacanthinae
Taxonomic Author: (Hamilton, 1983)
Identification
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Description: Males have elongated wings that greatly extend past the abdomen. Males are partially pale orange, with dark, infuscated claws. The entire pronotum (except for the outer margins), the scutellum, and two spots on the head and some blotches around these spots are blackish-brown to black. The wings have a broad, outwardly-curved black band that extends from the base to apex of each wing, along the clavus and commissure; the band is largely unbroken. Females have extremely short, rounded wings with more than two abdominal segments exposed. Females are light brown, mottled with brown on the head, lateral margins of the pronotum, and commissure (inner margins of the wings) and clavi; there is a brown dash near the apex of the wings. There are two bold black spots on the head. Adult males are 5.6 mm, females are 5.3 mm. (Hamilton, 1983)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Endemic to Roan Mountain, North Carolina
Abundance: Endemic to Roan Mountain, NC, where it could be locally common.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Montane grassy, brushy areas
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Comment: This species is one of several Evacanthus found in North Carolina that have a similar color pattern: bellaustralis, chlamidatus, and ustanucha. See each species' respective page for how to identify each species. All three species have identical genitalia; however, they are not variants of a single species since long series collected in different localities reveal little variation in the characters.
Status: Native
Global and State Rank: GNR [G1G2] [S1S2]