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Agalliopsis cervina - No Common Name



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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: MegophthalminaeTribe: AgalliiniSubgenus: Agallaria
Taxonomic Author: (Oman, 1933)
Identification
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Description: A very distinctively marked species in this genus. A brownish or greenish-brown species with a bold white crossband across the wings, varying in width and extent among individuals. The pronotum and head can also be pale as well. There are typically four bold black spots on the edge of the pronotum and the edge of the head, and the eyes also overlap/cover the edge of the pronotum. Adults are around 4.5 mm long (Oman, 1935).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and Central United States, more common in the Gulf states (BG)
Abundance: Seemingly uncommon to rare with only a handful of records for the state, but possibly more abundant in the right habitat and under collected.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest and in grassy vegetation near montane forest habitat; also in maritime shrub.
Plant Associates: Quercus sp. (Oman, 1935)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: A similar species in the same subgenus as cervina, Agalliopsis peneoculata, has yet to be recorded in North Carolina but could be confused with A. cervina. This species is almost entirely brown, sometimes with a darker band transversing the middle of the wings. Unlike cervina, it lacks a pale band and the pronotum is brown rather than pale. This species does have a similar spot pattern to cervina though, usually with a bold dark spot on either side of a dark pronotal midline, a smaller spot in the lateral corner, and an even smaller pair of spots near the apex of the pronotum. The scutellum also tends to have a dark apex and dark lateral triangles. The female pregenital sternite is quite distinctive, being truncate rather than concave in shape.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Agalliopsis cervina No Common Name

Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
Comment: Attracted to black light.
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: on sheet with LED lights.
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
Comment: ENRI
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Carteret Co.
Comment: maritime shrub; collected by Bo Sullivan
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Carteret Co.
Comment: maritime shrub; collected by Bo Sullivan
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Carteret Co.
Comment: maritime shrub; collected by Bo Sullivan
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Males & Females? Attracted to UV Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Males & Females? Attracted to UV Lights