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Agallia deleta - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note reddish color

© Paul Scharf- darker individual

© Kyle Kittelberger- note lack of pattern

© Margarita Lankford- note coloration
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Megophthalminae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A distinctive small, reddish-brown member of this genus with a small head; smaller than all Agallias except A. lingulata. Adults lack the head spots found on other Agallia species and are about 2.5-3mm in length. Males however, as in other Agallia, can be quite dark and appear almost black in color; this species also lacks bold, pale wing venation that other Agallias have. The female pregenital sternite has a slightly concave posterior margin with a very small tooth in the middle; otherwise it appears mostly truncate. The male plates are rather long and broad, tapering towards the apex. (DeLong 1948), (Oman 1933)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States
Abundance: A very uncommon species in the state, infrequently encountered. Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found in grassy, field-type habitat; has also been found on lawns.
Plant Associates: Festuca lawn grass, clover, weeds, tall native grass, etc.
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species is most similar to A. lingulata. In A. deleta, some individuals (most likely males) can be quite dark. However, deleta lacks the black pronotal spots surrounded by pale rings that are found in A. lingulata; instead, deleta is largely uniform in color and pattern.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Agallia deleta No Common Name

Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/92620100
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/92620110
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91065318
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83444954
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83444967
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/74688732
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/72123494
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/72123494
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57489823
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57489834
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56672862
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56173619
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56173619
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55556921
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55556921
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55556921
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55446144
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55446144
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55090907
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55090907
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.8 mm female, came to incandescent porch light at night
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.8 mm female, came to incandescent porch light at night
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.8 mm female, came to incandescent porch light at night
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54451475
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54451475
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54451509
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54451520
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54451520
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/51144658
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50836754
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50836754
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50836754
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50836754
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31491211
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31585278
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31585278
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31209227
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31209227
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29759105
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29759105
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping in a grassy field.
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: crabgrass lawn
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: crabgrass lawn
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: crabgrass lawn
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: On Sheet attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy habitat
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW