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Kosswigianella perusta - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- pale female
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: A somewhat bicolored species, with a dark abdomen contrasting with a pale, tannish rest of the body. The abdomen can range in color from a dark red to blackish. At the base of the abdomen, below the thorax, there is an orange 'plate' that is easily distinguishable through the translucent wings. Some individuals can have very pale abdomens, but the overall structure is the same and the orange 'plate' is still present. The face is concolorous with the tan thorax in adults.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Has been recorded from several counties in the mountains and Piedmont, probably more abundant in the right habitat, especially lawns.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas
Plant Associates: Probably grass
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Kosswigianella perusta No Common Name

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
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
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
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near mixed hardwoods; on a lawn