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Neomegamelanus spartini - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: DelphacinaeSynonym: Neomegamelanus dorsalis
Taxonomic Author: (Osborn, 1905)
Identification
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Description: A sexually dimorphic species that has the elongated profile characteristic of this genus. Males are bicolored, with black wings and a mostly black underside contrasting with a tan/brown head and thorax. Males also have a bicolored face, with a dark half of the frons and dark clypeus. Females are tan overall without any noticeable contrasting mark. The face is brown as well. This species differs from N. elongatus in color pattern, the absence of a pale, whitish middorsal line down the length of the body, and having dark rather than pale legs. (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties along the coast, probably more abundant in the right coastal habitat.
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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