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Empoasca erigeron - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: The dorsum is a pale green or yellow color with few symmetrical cream-colored markings on the head and thorax. The vertex usually has a pale median stripe and pale, curved parenthesis mark on either side. The pronotum has three large white spots on the anterior margin, one in the middle and one behind each eye; otherwise the pronotum is yellowish-green. The scutellum has a pale midline. The face is pale, without any dark spots. The pronotum lacks and dark markings. The wings lack any spots. The male subgenital plates are long, slender and pointed, diverging outwards from one another. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin roundedly produced. Adults are around 3.0 mm long. (DeLong, 1931), (3I)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Widespread in eastern and central North America, ranging as far west as California (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Coastal Plain; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in field type habitat.
Plant Associates: Recorded in the state from Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato) and Spartina cynosuroides (big cordgrass); also reported from Solidago sp., Vicia sp., Chamaemelum sp., Medicago polymorpha, Ambrosia sp., Medicago sativa, Medicago polymorpha, Ambrosia artemisifolia, and Salix sp., among others (3I)
Behavior:
Comment: This species resembles E. fabae but has a more produced head. (DeLong, 1931)
Status: Native
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