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Kelisia flava - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf- note lack of dark marks

© Paul Scharf
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Kelisinae
Taxonomic Author: (Beamer, 1951)
Identification
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Description: This is usually a light stramineous species without any fumose coloration, but specimens from the mountains of NC have shown a uniformly dark maculation below the eyes, on the lateral margins of the pronotum, and on the mesopleuron and apex of the wings. (Bartlett & Wheeler 2007)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States and Ontario (UDEL)
Abundance: Several records from the mountains, plus a recent probable record from the Piedmont.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, sedgey areas around wetlands, such as ponds and bogs (Bartlett & Wheeler 2007).
Plant Associates: Scirpus cyperinus (wool grass), Carex bullata, Carex lurida (shallow sedge) (UDEL)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Kelisia flava No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping . This was identified by Charles Barrett as most likely K. flava; tentative
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping . This was identified by Charles Barrett as most likely K. flava; tentative