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Alebra eburnea - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: Males are a bright yellow color overall without any markings. Females are yellow to ivory colored with a pale tegmina. The wings are slender and proportionately long, but are less than 4 times as long as wide. The head is distinctly narrower than the pronotum and is slightly pointed, a key characteristic of this species. The lateral margins of the pronotum are slightly diverging at about a 40 degree angle. Adult males are around 3.5 mm long, while females are 3.2-3.9 mm. (Hamilton, 1995)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States (Hamilton, 1995)
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the mountains; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Oaks (Quercus sp.) (Hamilton, 1995)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species resembles A. castanea, but has wider wings and is a little smaller overall. Additionally, castanea is found on Castanea sp., while eburnea is found on Quercus sp. Coloration wise, it is similar to A. aurea and A. castanea.
Status: Native
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