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Doratura stylata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger

© John Rosenfeld- long-winged
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctive looking leafhopper. Adults are pale overall, almost a light brown. There are 3 dark spots on the margin of the head, which is very rounded, and there are two black bands across the otherwise pale face; both these traits are characteristic of this species (BG). Adults typically have short wings, with a broad abdomen extending beyond; however, some adults are long-winged. Wing color varies from brown to green. The underside of the abdomen is black with orange markings. The female pregenital sternite is broad, with the posterior margin truncate and not produced. The male genital plates are short but broad and are rounded. Adults are 3.5-4.0 mm long. Nymphs are typically a light brown color but still show, though sometimes faint, the characteristic three dots on the edge of the head. Some nymphs can be quite bold. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Native to Europe, introduced in North America where it has been mostly recorded in the northern part of the country (BG).
Abundance: Has been found in a couple counties in the mountains, perhaps a relatively recent arrival since there are no historical records; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, field-type areas
Plant Associates: Grasses
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Status: Introduced
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Species Photo Gallery for Doratura stylata No Common Name

Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: nymph
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: nymph
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: long-winged
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: long-winged
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, field-type habitat
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