Hoppers of North Carolina:
Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, and Planthoppers
Scientific Name: Search Common Name:
Family (Alpha):
« »
CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Ponana quadralaba - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note thoracic pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Ken Childs- mating pair
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Iassinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A yellowish-brown species, sometimes with a green tint, with black markings across the wings. There are typically 6 (consisting of 3 symmetric pairs) noticeable black spots on the anterior margin of the pronotum, characteristic of this species; sometimes there are only 4 spots (Beirne 1956). The vertex is broadly rounded and with two prominent ocelli, often appearing white (sometimes they can also be reddish). The scutellum has a pale, almost white posterior half, and the two anterior corners are rufous. The wings are brownish with bold, irregular black marks that are symmetric on each wing. Male subgenital plates are quite distinctive, appearing elongate and rectangular. The female pregenital sternite is concavely rounded on the posterior margin, with broad but shallow median notch on either side of lobes. Adults are 7.0-8.5 mm long. (DeLong 1948)

Nymphs are brownish overall with scattered pubescence across the entire body.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: Recorded recently from a couple counties in the Piedmont, possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Recorded from mixed hardwood forest and forest edge.
Plant Associates: Has been found on Black Walnut
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
Global and State Rank:

Species Photo Gallery for Ponana quadralaba No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: came to UV light at night
Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: at uv light
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: no idea - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: no idea - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
Comment: Mixed hardwood forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
Comment: Mixed hardwood forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
Comment: Mixed hardwood forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
Comment: Mixed hardwood forest edge habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
Comment: Mixed hardwood forest edge habitat