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Pissonotus marginatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view, female

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view,
female

© Kyle Kittelberger- note face color
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: Van Duzee, 1897
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A dark brown to black shiny species which is sexually dimorphic. The frons is a light brown color, with a darker brown, contrasting clypeus. The antennal segments are a light brown. In brachypterous males, the wings are a dark brown with a thin white apical margin. In females, the wings lack the white apical margin. Macropterous individuals are similar in color to brachypters but have clear wings. Adult brachypterous males are around 2.65 mm long, while females are around 3.12 mm; macropterous females are around 3.85 mm. (Bartlett, 2000)

For more images of specimens of this species, see: UDEL.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from the mountains, probably more abundant across this region; also a record from the Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Montane grassy areas
Plant Associates: Carex sp. (Cyperaceae), Solidago sp. (goldenrod; Asteraceae) (UDEL)
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Comment: This species is most similar to P. concolor but tends to have a much darker frons (C. Bartlett pers. comment).
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Pissonotus marginatus No Common Name

Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815294
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815294
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815294
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815294
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815294
Photo by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy field-type habitat in old christmas tree farm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior