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Ponana limbatipennis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- slightly different wing
pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- dark individual
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Iassinae
Identification
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Description: A dark species with dark brown, smoky to black-colored wings and scutellum, with the dark coloration extending onto the base of the pronotum (which is otherwise unmarked); depending on the darkness of the wings, there is some scattered black marks that are noticeable. This species tends to have pale costal margins, but these may not be defined in dark individuals. The rest of the pronotum, head, base of the wings, and legs are a pale brown, tan color. The vertex is broadly rounded, with the ocelli large and prominent. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin slightly sinuate, with a broad but shallow median notch. The male subgenital plates are elongate and rectangular. Adults are 8.0 to 9.5 mm long. (OBSBS), (DeLong 1948)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: A rare species, recorded primarily from the Midwest, with records from New York; the records here appear to be the first for NC and possibly the first for the East.
Abundance: Uncommon to rare, recorded from several counties in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near montane mixed hardwood forest.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light. Nymphs have been collected at the base of buttercups (Ranunculus) (OBSBS).
Comment: Some dark forms of P. pectoralis could be confused with this species; however, note that dark P. pectoralis should still show some green on the body.
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Species Photo Gallery for Ponana limbatipennis No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 10 mm, came to UV CFL lights at night, cove forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 10 mm, came to UV CFL lights at night, cove forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
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
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan; 6 male, 1 female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Ashe Co.
Comment: collected by Bo Sullivan;
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