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Isodelphax nigridorsum - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration

© John Rosenfeld- brachypter
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: DelphacinaeSynonym: Delphacodes nigridorsum
Identification
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Description: A blackish species (hence the name nigridorsum), with a dark prothorax; the whole body is blackish. The forewings are somewhat hyaline but weakly embrowned. The antennal segments are tan, contrasting with the dark prothorax. The face is black, and the legs are also pale. While adults are typically macropterous, brachypters can occur; brachypters can be paler in this genus. (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central North America, at least as far west as the Rocky Mountains (UDEL)
Abundance: Rare, a single recent record from the coast.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near saltwater marshes
Plant Associates: Marsh grasses??
Behavior: Can probably be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Isodelphax nigridorsum No Common Name

Photo by: Robert Meehan
Durham Co.
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Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44923769
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.