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Eutettix luridus - No Common Name



© Tony DeSantis- side view

© Paul Scharf- top view

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: AthysaniniSubgenus: Eutettix
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1890)
Identification
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Description: A typically dark to reddish brown species. This species has dark brown to reddish wings with a small white "saddle" in the middle of the tegmen near the apex of the clavus; the apical cells are sometimes clouded. The vertex and pronotum are a tan to ivory-yellow color, as is the scutellum which also has distinctive brownish lateral triangles; there are fulvous to deep reddish-brown markings on the vertex and pronotum. The frons is fulvous with lighter markings. The eyes are also red, and the face is light brown. The female pregenital sternite is roundedly produced, slightly notched on either side of a small median tooth. Adult males are 5.5 mm, females are 6.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948), (Hepner, 1942)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Recorded from a handful of counties in the Piedmont, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Oaks (Chandler & Hamilton 2017)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species lacks the distinctive black transverse bar across the pronotum that is found in E. pictus (BG).
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Eutettix luridus No Common Name

Photo by: Lior Carlson
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Lior Carlson
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Lior Carlson
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep athletic field edge, groundsel bush predominating
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep athletic field edge, groundsel bush predominating
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Tony DeSantis
Durham Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light. Stayed on sheet into the morning
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light. Stayed on sheet into the morning