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DELPHACIDAE Members: NC Records

Pissonotus flabellatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Paul Scharf

© Paul Scharf

© David Enrique
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: DelphacinaeTribe: Delphacini
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1903)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide, GBIF                                                                                  
Description: This species is boldly marked with a dark abdomen with white spots and a whitish incomplete middorsal line, black wings with broad white apical margins, and a [largely] white thorax. The head is also blackish. The frons is dark brown to black with white speckling and a white band above the clypeus. The antennae are stramineous. This species has considerably expanded front tibiae, which are black; this gives the impression of very broad, almost spider-like front legs. Macropterous individuals are darker than brachypters with less extensive pale markings and clear wings. Adult brachypterous males are 2.17-2.61 mm long, females are 2.85-3.49 mm; macropterous males are 3.44-3.63 mm long while females are 3.50-3.88 mm. (Bartlett & Deitz, 2000)

For more images of adults and possibly nymphs, which are highly mottled in color, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Scattered records across the state, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, brushy field-type areas
Plant Associates: Asteraceae
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Pissonotus flabellatus No Common Name

Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: David Enrique
Wake Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught while sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught while sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught while sweeping