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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Texananus decorus - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf

© Paul Scharf

© Rob Van Epps- note pattern

© Rob Van Epps- note color
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A stubby looking member of this genus, short and robust. It is dark brownish overall, with dark brown and white mottling that gives it a checkered appearance. This species has white spots down the middle of the back. The posterior edge of the pronotum and the scutellum have more white than the rest of the body, providing a noticeable contrast from the dark marks on the wings that connect with the white dots on the back. There is also a small, pale transverse band on the head above the eyes. The legs are checkered as well. The female pregenital sternite has the lateral margins rounded; there is a broad and deep V-shaped notch in the middle, flanked with dark coloration. Male plates are short and narrow and triangular in shape. Adults are 6.0 mm long. The nymph is brownish overall with white and black marks and a very spiny abdomen. (Delong & Hershberger 1949)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and Central United States, especially in the Mississippi and Missouri River valleys (DeLong)
Abundance: Recorded from a few counties in the Piedmont, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, fields, pastures, etc.
Plant Associates: Grasses
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Texananus decorus No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: came to UV light at night
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: came to UV light at night
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping