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Toya idonea - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- top view, brachypterous
female

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view, brachypterous
female

© Kyle Kittelberger- note dark face

© Paul Scharf- macropter
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Identification
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Description: A brownish species with both macropterous (long-winged) or brachypterous (short-winged) forms possible. The face (both the frons and clypeus) is dark with pale/white ridges. The two antennal segments are pale with faint, dark margins apically on segment I and basally on segment II. The pronotum is pale, as are the legs. This species closely resembles M. propinqua and M. wetmorei. Both wetmorei and idonea have similarly colored faces, both being dark unlike propinqua. Furthermore, wetmorei tends to have a dark brown ring around the juncture of the two antennal segments while this ring is paler in idonea. Essentially, T. idonea has a darkened face like in wetmorei and pale antennal segments like in propinqua. Furthermore, T. idonea can have brachypterous adults while this has not been seen in M. wetmorei; brachypterous specimens with a dark face that may represent one of these similar species are very likely to be T. idonea. It is helpful to photograph the face of individuals that may represent one of these three species, but in some cases an ID may not be possible. For images of pinned specimens from these three closely related species, see: propinqua, wetmorei, and idonea.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States; also Bahamas (South Bimini, Great Inagua), Belize, Brazil, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela (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: Has been found in grassy areas.
Plant Associates: Grasses
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Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Toya idonea No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Vance Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest, open forest, grassy patches
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Vance Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest, open forest, grassy patches
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Vance Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest, open forest, grassy patches