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DELPHACIDAE Members: NC Records

Penepissonotus bicolor - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- brachypter
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: Beamer, 1950
Identification
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Description: A very distinctive species that, as the scientific name suggest, is bicolored. The head, eyes, and upper half of the thorax are black while the rest of the body and wings are brownish. The first antennal segment is black while the second is a contrasting brown, and the face is brown. The species is typically macropterous (long-winged), but brachypterous (short-winged) adults do occur.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: An uncommon species, found in the eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, scattered records across the Piedmont and Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Schoenoplectus, probably other sedges; found near the base of the plant and not easily captured sweeping (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Penepissonotus bicolor No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open forest
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to porch light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: Open forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Washington Co.
Comment: Open forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: brushy habitat near mixed hardwood forest; short-winged
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light