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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Prescottia lobata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Ken Kneidel

© Ken Kneidel- note coloration
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctively marked species, with alternating black and white markings along the inner margins of the wings, with two prominent white spots in the middle; the rest of the wings are largely blackish. The anterior base of each wing is white, giving a collared appearance to the hopper. The head and thorax are a pale yellowish-white color with brownish markings. The female pregenital sternite has a truncated posterior margin with a slight median notch. Adult male subgenital plates are slender and narrow with recurved tips. Adults are 5.0-6.0 mm long. (DeLong, 1948)

Nymphs are reportedly similar in coloration to adults, dark gray to blackish with a distinctive color pattern.

For additional images of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America, this primarily northern species ranges as far south as the southern Appalachians in North Carolina
Abundance: Recorded from only a couple counties in the mountains, likely more abundant in this region.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Forest edge, open woodland, well vegetated areas.
Plant Associates: Solidago
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The only eastern member of this genus, this hopper superficially resembles several dark Scaphoideus species and could be confused with them, but it has a distinctive pattern and different color arrangement, particularly on the wings.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Prescottia lobata No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby; female. © Kyle Kittelberger
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby; female. © Kyle Kittelberger
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
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