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Megamelus lobatus - No Common Name



© Ken Kneidel- note coloration

© Ken Kneidel

© Ken Kneidel- female
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: Beamer, 1955
Identification
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Description: Beamer notes that this species is yellowish in color with a dark brown to blackish longitudinal stripe on either side of the dorsum in males; the lobes of the ninth abdominal segment are yellow. Females are brownish overall with darker lateral margins. Macropterous individuals have a milky elytra except for a fuscous spot near the apex of the clavus. The vertex is about twice as long as the apical width. The frons and antennal segments are brown to dark brown. Brachypterous males are 3.0 mm long while females are 3.5 mm; macropterous males are 3.5 mm long while females are 4.0 mm. (Beamer, 1955)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, probably more abundant in the right habitat; rare.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Wet, wetland-like vegetated areas
Plant Associates: Spartina patens (Poaceae Eragrostideae Chloridoideae) (UDEL)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Megamelus lobatus No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 3.4 mm, caught in a sweep through a weedy detention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 3.4 mm, caught in a sweep through a weedy detention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 3.4 mm, caught in a sweep through a weedy detention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 3.4 mm, caught in a sweep through a weedy detention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 3.4 mm, caught in a sweep through a weedy detention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through marshy retention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through marshy retention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through marshy retention basin
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: about 8 collected along with about 8 Stenocranus dorsalis while doing a stationary sweep in a very wet area in a retention depression for 5 minutes - unid_leafhopper