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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Empoasca recurvata - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: The dorsum is a green color; there are few symmetrical cream-colored markings on the head and thorax. The face is pale, without any dark spots. The pronotum lacks any dark markings and has three white spots, which may sometimes be fused, along the anterior margin. The vertex is strongly rounded and bulbous; it has a pair of pale green spots near the margin. The wings lack any spots and are yellowish-green. The male subgenital plates are long and slender with acute, upturned apices. Adults are around 2.75 mm long. (DeLong, 1931)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily eastern and central United States (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the mountains and coastal plain; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Agricultural fields, field-type habitat
Plant Associates: Has been recorded in the state from sweet potata (Ipomoea batatas); also known from Lonicera japonica, Toxicodendron radicans, Aesculus sp., and Pilea pumila, among others (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species resembles E. bifurcata in general appearance.
Status: Native