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Pissonotus aphidioides - No Common Name



© John Rosenfeld- note pattern

© John Rosenfeld- note coloration
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: Van Duzee, 1897
Identification
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Description: A somewhat distinctive species, with slightly to considerably expanded front tibiae; the front legs are longer than other members of this genus, giving this species the impression of almost mimicking a spider. Brachypterous adults are a dark brown, with brown abdomen, legs, antennal segments, and wings; the wing venation is pale. The thorax is a contrasting white with two small black marks, and the white extends onto the face above a black clypeus; the vertex is dark. The eyes are red, and there is a noticeable reddish tint to at least the first antennal segment. Macropterous individuals are darker than brachypters; they have a black body with reddish eyes and antennae. The frons on macropters is dark brown maculated with white. Adult brachypterous males are around 2.86 mm long, while females are around 3.46 mm; macropterous males are around 3.93 mm long while females are around 4.37 mm. (Bartlett, 2000)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States and Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the mountains, possibly more abundant in that region.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably high elevation grassy areas
Plant Associates: Asteraceae
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Comment: Compare this species with the similar P. albovenosus, which has a similar color pattern.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Pissonotus aphidioides No Common Name

Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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