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Neomegamelanus elongatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1905)
Identification
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Description: A sexually dimorphic species that has the elongated profile characteristic of this genus. Males are darker than females, which are fairly pale to light brown in color. Males have blackish wings while [presumably] females have mostly clear wings except for a dark edge to the wing tips. This species differs from N. spartini in color pattern, the presence of a pale, whitish middorsal line down the length of the body, and having pale rather than dark legs. Nymphs range in color from yellowish to fairly dark (presumably based on sex). (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States; also Bahamas and Puerto Rico (UDEL)
Abundance: A locally common species along the coast. In the appropriate habitat, on Spartina patens, this species can occur in a high density.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal salt marshes and other similar habitat with Spartina
Plant Associates: Spartina patens (saltmeadow cordgrass) (UDEL)
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Status: Native
Global and State Rank: GNR [G4G5] [S3S4]
See also Habitat Account for Salt and Brackish Marshes

Species Photo Gallery for Neomegamelanus elongatus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Dare Co.
Comment: open, coastal, pine habiat