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Menosoma stonei - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Bahitini
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1931)
Identification
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Description: A small, tawny species with a short rounded vertex that is essentially parallel margined. The wings are tawny overall, concolorous with the pronotum, scutellum and vertex, and there are scattered pale spots in the cells. The wing venation and nervures are a distinctive red color except for the reflexed nervures along the costa, which have fuscous ends; the venation near the apex of the clavi is also fuscous, and the wing tips are fuscous as well. The male subgenital plates are triangular. Adults are 4.5-5.0 mm long. (Ball, 1931)

For diagrams of this species, see: 3i. For additional images of specimens, see: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Quite rare; previously known from Florida (Ball, 1931), now known as far north as North Carolina.
Abundance: Rare, only one record from the Coastal Plain.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species is smaller than M. cinctum and has a shorter vertex, being almost parallel margined rather than slightly subconical; in profile, the vertex is obtusely conical. It lacks the pale bands characteristic of cinctum and has noticeable red venation on the wings. The female pregenital sternite is also shorter than in cinctum. (Ball, 1931)
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Menosoma stonei No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: male, mm; photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: male, 4.5 mm; photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: male, mm; photographed by K. Kittelberger