Hoppers of North Carolina:
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DELPHACIDAE Members: NC Records

Megamelus aestus - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: Metcalf, 1923
Identification
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Description: Beamer notes that this species is yellowish in color with a paler median stripe. There is a broad lateral stripe on each side of the dorsum and two more or less longitudinal stripes on the elytra. The ventral lobs of the ninth abdominal segment are also brown. The vertex projects in front of the eyes about one-third of its length. Brachypterous males are 3 mm long while females are 4 mm. (Beamer, 1955)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States and Canada (UDEL)
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Plant Associates: Species of this genus are associated with aquatic and semiaquatic plants in various families. (UDEL)
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Status: Native
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