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Jikradia melanota - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note yellow costal margin
(outer wing edge)

© Paul Scharf- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: CoelidiinaeSynonym: Coelidia melanota
Identification
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Description: A pretty distinctive robust, dark species. The wings, scutellum, and pronotum are a dark brown to black color, often times with a greenish tint; females lack a pale transverse band, present in males. The costal margin (outer margin) of the wings is pale, yellowish, contrasting with the much darker base color. The head, face, legs, and underside are also mostly yellow. The male subgenital plates are long and narrow. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin bisinuate with three lobes, the middle one of which is larger and longer than the other two and with a slight notch. Adult males are 6.0 mm long while females are 7.5 mm. (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily found in the southeastern United States, where it is rather rare; also ranging as far as the Midwest (DeLong 1948).
Abundance: Recorded recently from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; probably rare across much of the state, could be locally common in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy habitat. Also reported from low marshy areas in willow-sedge habitat (DeLong 1948).
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Jikradia melanota No Common Name

Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Weedy/brushy woodland edge.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy and field-type habitat; apparently a hybrid with floridana and olitoria/borealis
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy and field-type habitat; apparently a hybrid with floridana and olitoria/borealis
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy and field-type habitat; apparently a hybrid with floridana and olitoria/borealis
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy and field-type habitat; apparently a hybrid with floridana and olitoria/borealis
Photo by: Paul Scharf , Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Hockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf , Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Hockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf , Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Hockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Amanda Auxier
Pender Co.
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