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Tumidagena propinqua - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note length of head

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note length of head
Taxonomy
Family: DELPHACIDAESubfamily: Delphacinae
Taxonomic Author: McDermott, 1952
Identification
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Description: A very distinctive genus. Adult males are pale with black-tipped wings and an orange abdomen and legs. The tip of the abdomen is also black (the pygofer), and there is a white band above the black on the wings. Females are completely pale. Note the length of the head, which extends well past the eyes. The other species in this genus that has been recorded in North Carolina, T. terminalis, can best be distinguished visually by the length of the head. In propinqua, the head is slightly more than twice as long as the width at base; in terminalis, the head is longer, being almost three times as long as the width at the base. The longer head of terminalis can also be seen when viewed from the underside: propinqua vs. terminalis.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States coast, Gulf and Atlantic (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Coastal Plain, likely more abundant along the coast in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal salt marshes
Plant Associates: Spartina cordgrasses
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Status: Native
Global and State Rank: GNR [G4G5] [S3S4]
See also Habitat Account for Salt and Brackish Marshes

Species Photo Gallery for Tumidagena propinqua No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat; male