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Dikraneura angustata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note slender body

© Kyle Kittelberger- note reddish stripes

© John Rosenfeld- paler individual

© John Rosenfeld- female; note pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A yellowish to yellowish-green species with a pointed, acute head and long, slender body. The vertex, pronotum, and scutellum are yellowish, with two prominent reddish-orange stripes across the vertex and pronotum; in some individuals, these stripes are yellowish. The wings are bluish-green, a result of the dark color of the abdomen. The face and underside of the body are a dull yellow color. The male subgenital plates are broad at the base, somewhat triangular in shape and tapering into thin, upturned divergent apices. The female pregenital sternite is slightly shorter than it is wide, being rectangular in shape with the central posterior margin embrowned; the posterior margin is also slightly concavely rounded on the sides. Adults are 3.0-3.25 mm long. (Ball & DeLong, 1925)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central North America (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain where it can be locally common; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, brushy, field-type habitats; lawns included
Plant Associates: Grasses?
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: This species has been confused for years with D. abnormis in the eastern United States. Both species are similar to one another in appearance, with an acute head and slender body distinguishing them [and D. urbana] from other Dikraneura species, but have distinctive male and female genitalia. Ball & DeLong note that "it is probable that most of the references to abnormis from the Southern States will be found to belong to [angustata]."
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Dikraneura angustata No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn, on a warm day
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn, on a warm day
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy lawn, on a warm day
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 3.3mm, collected in grassy pasture - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 3.3mm, collected in grassy pasture - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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