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Doleranus vividus - No Common Name



© Rob Van Epps- note greenish color

© Rob Van Epps- note plain, pointed head

© Rob Van Epps- note pregenital sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Athysanini
Taxonomic Author: (Crumb, 1915)
Identification
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Description: Greenish overall with a slight brownish tinge and lacking any definite markings. The wing venation is distinctive, differentiating it from similarly-colored green Chlorotettix. The head, thorax and scutellum are pale brownish, while the elytra is subhyaline and pale green, tinged with brown apically. The vertex is unmarked and almost twice as wide as it is long, with a noticeable pointed apex. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin broadly, triangularly excavated about halfway to the base of the segment; the lateral margins are somewhat roundedly lobate. The male subgenital plates are long and triangular, tapering about 3/4 the length to slightly divergent finger-like apexes. Adults are 5.5-6.0 mm long. (Crumb 1915, DeLong 1948)

For some diagrams of this species, see: Dmitriev.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Infrequently encountered, found in the East and central United States (DeLong, 1948)
Abundance: Collected from several counties in the Piedmont and mountains, with one recent record; a very uncommon species.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas in meadows along streams, valleys, and open woodland (DeLong 1948)
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The other member of this genus recorded from North Carolina, longulus, is typically brown rather than green.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Doleranus vividus No Common Name

Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Weedy area near woods. Female, 5.6 mm
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Weedy area near woods. Female, 5.6 mm
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Weedy area near woods. Female, 5.6 mm
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Weedy area near woods. Female, 5.6 mm
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. Weedy area near woods.