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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Ponana rubida - No Common Name



© Mark Shields

© Mark Shields- note lack of spots on pronotum

© Mark Shields- note wing pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- densely
marked, note symmetrical pattern
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Iassinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Brownish overall, this species has symmetrical blackish markings across the wings; these markings tend to be dashes and oblong spots rather than dots and vary in both number and size, with some individuals densely marked and others only with a handful of markings. The pronotum is unmarked, lacking any small dots that are typical of other members of this species: this is a key characteristic. The vertex is broadly rounded, about half as long in the middle as the width between the eyes. The female pregenital sternite is roundedly produced and sinuate, with a shallow median notch on the other side of two slightly pronounced lobes. Adults are 9.0-10.0 mm long. (Delong 1948)

For more images of this species showing variation in wing pattern, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States and Canada, primarily midwestern and largely excluding the Southeastern U.S. (BG)
Abundance: Rare, only two recent records from the Coastal Plain and Piedmont but likely found elsewhere in NC since it has been recorded from nearby states.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Ponana rubida No Common Name

Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
Comment: unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
Comment: unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
Comment: unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Jesse Leonard
Davidson Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: densely marked individual
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: densely marked individual