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CIXIIDAE Members: NC Records

Cixius stigmatus - Top-branded Cixius


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Taxonomy
Family: CIXIIDAE
Identification
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Description: A distinctively marked Cixius, with brown bases of the wings and a bold brown spot on the costal margin near the wing tips; otherwise, the wings are unmarked. The face is dark but irregularly paler on the lateral portion of the frons. The base color of the head and thorax is fuscous to black, and some portions of the crown is irregularly pale. Adult males are 4.8-6.0 mm long, while females are 5.3-6.6 mm. (Kramer 1981)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Transcontinental, found across the United States and parts of Canada, more common west of the Mississippi (UDEL)
Abundance: Reported from somewhere in the mountains.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in and near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: "Nymphs of cixiids are subterranean, feeding on roots and possibly fungi. The significance of adult host records is unclear. Many cixiids are presumed to be polyphagous (as adults), most often on woody plants." Adults have been found on: Betula, Alnus, Salix, Quercus, and Rubus (blackberry, Rosaceae). (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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