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Muirodelphax arvensis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- female, macropter

© Kyle Kittelberger- female, macropter

© John Rosenfeld- male, macropter

© John Rosenfeld- male, macropter
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: An orange to light brown species. Brachypterous males have an orange and black abdomen and two black marks on the scutellum. There is also a black spot on each side of the thorax, and the frons is completely unmarked. Brachypterous females are plain brownish-orange, lacking any marks; females also have a plain frons. Macropterous adults resemble brachypters in color and have clear wings.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Widespread north of Mexico; California to South Carolina north to Yukon territory (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to common (especially in the mountains), recorded across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, brushy areas
Plant Associates: Agropyron sp. (wheatgrass), Agropyron cristatum (crested wheatgrass), Calamovilfa longifolia (Prairie sandreed), Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass), Agrostis sp. (Bentgrass), Festuca ovina (Sheep fescue), Achnatherum coronatum (Giant ricegrass), Carex scoparia (Broom sedge, Cyperaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Muirodelphax arvensis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male