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Stenocranus dorsalis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- darker
individual

© Kyle Kittelberger- form "pallidus"
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Stenocraninae
Taxonomic Author: (Fitch, 1851)
Identification
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Description: Typically a pale species with minimal dark markings on the wings. There is a somewhat thin dark bar on the rear of the wings near the inner margin. There is a white midline beginning on the vertex, bordered by two black lines, and extending across the thorax down the inner margin of the wings. The male abdomen has dark/black markings on the venter of the genital segment, with the genital capsule brown to tan with dark markings. Some individuals can be very fulvous in color, lacking wing markings found on typical adults. These fulvous individuals represent what used to be referred to as S. pallidus but is now a synonym of S. dorsalis. In typical adults, the face is dark; in form "pallidus", the face is a reddish-brown. (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Found throughout most of the United States and across Canada; also the Isle of Pines in the West Indies (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon across the state, recorded from all three regions; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open grassy areas, sometimes near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Carex intumescens (Cyperaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Some individuals of S. lautus could resemble S. dorsalis, but the wing venation near the tips are more curved in lautus and lautus typically has a darker, bolder streak on the wings.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Stenocranus dorsalis No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Richmond Co.
Comment: 5.3 mm female caught in sweep in Carolina sandhills savanna
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Richmond Co.
Comment: 5.3 mm female caught in sweep in Carolina sandhills savanna
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Richmond Co.
Comment: 5.3 mm female caught in sweep in Carolina sandhills savanna
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Richmond Co.
Comment: 5.3 mm female caught in sweep in Carolina sandhills savanna
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: additional pics by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: additional pics by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59282378
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59282378
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest; likely same individual as previous night
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest; likely same individual as previous night
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: open, grassy habitat surrounded by pine and mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: open, grassy habitat surrounded by pine and mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: open, grassy habitat surrounded by pine and mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: ID Confirmed by Charles Bartlett
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: ID Confirmed by Charles Bartlett
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: ID Confirmed by Charles Bartlett
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest; CB: "It appears to me that what you have is what used to be called Stenocranus pallidus, but is now a jr syn of Stenocranus dorsalis"
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest; CB: "It appears to me that what you have is what used to be called Stenocranus pallidus, but is now a jr syn of Stenocranus dorsalis"
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest; CB: "It appears to me that what you have is what used to be called Stenocranus pallidus, but is now a jr syn of Stenocranus dorsalis"