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Ponana puncticollis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- note broken
wing bands

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pronotal spots

© Ken Childs- a red-spotted individual
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Iassinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A brownish, speckled leafhopper. The vertex and often pronotum is marked with or without small reddish dots. Additionally, the pronotum and wings are heavily marked with small brown spots, which are somewhat evenly distributed; the wings also have one to two broken transverse black bands that are made up of larger spots. The pronotum typically has two bold black spots on the anterior margin, one behind each ocellus; in some individuals though, there is a noticeable second set of spots behind each eye, making four spots (but there is always a spot behind the ocelli). The ocelli are prominent on the vertex, often appearing as bright whitish spots. The female pregenital sternite has produced, rounded lateral angles and a concave excavation on the posterior margin, on either side of a broad and produced median lobe; there is a slight notch in the middle of the lobe. Adults are around 9.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America, south to Central America and the West Indies (BG)
Abundance: Uncommon with widespread records across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in and near mixed hardwood forest.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Ponana puncticollis No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 10 mm male trapped in Tanglefoot on a tree band on Quercus phellos
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 10 mm male trapped in Tanglefoot on a tree band on Quercus phellos
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 10 mm male trapped in Tanglefoot on a tree band on Quercus phellos
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
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Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male; note shape of styles
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: female, 10.1 mm; UV trap
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: female, 10.1 mm; UV trap
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: female, 10.1 mm; UV trap
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: female, 10.1 mm; UV trap
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Mark Shields, Hunter Phillips
Madison Co.
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Photo by: vin stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: vin stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: hanging on the moth sheet
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Gates Co.
Comment: female, collected by B. Bockhahn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Gates Co.
Comment: female, collected by B. Bockhahn
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: open woodlands, pine dominated
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Gates Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: Open forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy, field type habitat near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light