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Pissonotus flabellatus - No Common Name



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© Paul Scharf

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© David Enrique
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1903)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
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 white thorax. The head is also blackish. The frons is dark brown to black with white speckling and a white band above the clypeus. 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 around 2.36 mm long, while females are around 3.10 mm; macropterous males are around 3.54 mm long while females are around 3.74 mm. (Bartlett, 2000) For more images of adults and possibly nymphs, which are highly mottled, see: BG.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the mountains and Piedmont, 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