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Macropsis viridis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note face angle

© Kyle Kittelberger- female
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: EurymelinaeTribe: MacropsiniSubgenus: Neomacropsis
Taxonomic Author: (Fitch, 1851)
Identification
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Description: Adults have a face that in profile is bowed (flat to bowed in females), and the head is wider than the pronotum. Males are green (yellow when dry) and unmarked, with hyaline-greenish wings that sometimes have a smoky commissure (inner edge of the wings) and tips. Females have a longer pronotum (which causes the head to project further than in males), and when viewed from the side the pronotum is relatively flat; the pronotum is not rounded as in other species and is instead "in line" with the scutellum and commissure (a helpful distinguishing characteristic from the other Macropsis species which have a more pronounced pronotum). Females are also green (yellow when dry) and unmarked. The female pregenital sternite is elongate and trapezoidal in shape. Adult males are around 4.2-4.6 mm long, while females are 4.7-5.2 mm. (Hamilton 1983)

Nymphs are densely covered with white hairs and are green overall without any markings. (Hamilton 1983)

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Found in eastern and central North America, with scattered records into the Southwest and western half of the country.
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the mountains; possibly more abundant in the state in the right habitat, especially in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Montane forests
Plant Associates: Meadow willow (Salix petiolaris), silky willow (S. sericea), other Salix spp. (Hamilton 1983)
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Comment: Males resemble pale specimens of M. fumipennis but have a wider head and more distinct pronotal striae. (Hamilton 1983)
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Montane Shoreline Shrub Thickets

Species Photo Gallery for Macropsis viridis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female