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Empoasca coccinea - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note smoky subhyaline wings

© Kyle Kittelberger- note slender body

© Kyle Kittelberger- note reddish color, round
head
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A green to reddish species, with the body varying from dull green to bright red; when green, there is typically a reddish tint. The crown lacks any pale spots. The face is pale, without any dark spots. The pronotum lacks any dark markings. The head is roundedly produced and bulbous, without any noticeable projection. The wings lack any dark markings and were greenish or smoky sybhyaline. The legs are green. The male subgenital plates are broad at the base but taper to pointed acute apices; they are slender. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin broadly and roundedly produced; it is more than twice as long as the previous segment. Adults are around 3.0-3.2 mm long. (DeLong, 1931)

For more images of this species, see: BG, BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Transcontinental, scattered records throughout North America (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the upper Piedmont though likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mid elevation, pine to mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), Pinus sp. (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Empoasca coccinea No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
Comment: mixed forest with lots of pine; ~3 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
Comment: mixed forest with lots of pine; ~3 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
Comment: mixed forest with lots of pine; ~3 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
Comment: mixed forest with lots of pine; ~3 mm