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Limotettix anthracinus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view; male

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view; male

© Paul Scharf- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1894)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: An almost entirely black species that can have a bluish-black sheen. Adults have yellowish legs. Adult males are around 3.9 mm long, while females are 4.0 mm. Nymphs are also completely dark and have white legs. (McKamey 2000)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Distribution: Throughout much of North America
Abundance: Uncommon, scattered records across the state; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy areas and forest edge
Plant Associates: Solidago spp. (goldenrod) (McKamey 2000)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands

Species Photo Gallery for Limotettix anthracinus No Common Name

Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80547519
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80547519
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80547519
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80547519
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Swain Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52625380
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Swain Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52625380
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Swain Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52625380
Photo by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: Harry Wilson
Wake Co.
Comment: unid_spittlebug
Photo by: Harry Wilson
Wake Co.
Comment: unid_spittlebug
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy area on mixed forest edge; adult and nymph
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Bockhahn, Scharf
McDowell Co.
Comment: LAJA - 2014 BioBlitz Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf, Patrick Coin
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge near pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf, Patrick Coin
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge near pine forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping