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Latalus sayii - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A small, yellowish to brownish leafhopper with broad transverse white 'bands' contrasting with dark 'bands' on the wings, giving individuals a banded appearance that is characteristic of this species; the 'bands' are just pale or dark wing cells and/or venation. The wing tips have a black edge, and the underside of the face and thorax is dark. The vertex has four fuscous spots arranged in two rows towards the apex; the anterior spots are triangular, and the posterior pair is irregular in shape. The underside of the abdomen is banded, with alternating orange and black bands. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin shallowly concave/rounded. The male subgenital plates have the outer margins slightly and concavely narrowed towards the apexes. (DeLong 1948)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: Recorded from the mountains where it appears to be locally abundant; also several records in the Piedmont.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, open areas with shrubby vegetation; meadow and pasures
Plant Associates: Bluegrass, probably other grass species (DeLong 1948)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Latalus sayii No Common Name

Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: MARI
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Weedy edge near hardwoods.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: brushy habitat near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: brushy habitat near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: brushy habitat near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Surry Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby