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Macrosteles slossoni - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeSynonym: Macrosteles slossonae
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1893)
Identification
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Description: A distinctively marked blackish-green species, with females slightly larger than males. Adults have a black and yellowish-green pattern on the scutellum, pronotum, head, and face; there are three pairs of spots on the vertex and one next to each eye. Males tend to have darker and bolder markings on the head and pronotum than females. The wings are typically a grayish color with a dark diamond-shaped pattern. Some individuals can be quite dark though, with darker wings. The female pregenital sternite is relatively straight across the posterior margin. Male genital plates are triangular with pointed attenuated apexes that slightly diverge from one another. Adults are around 2.5-3.5 mm long. (DeLong 1948)

For more images of this species, see: BG. For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Across Canada and the eastern United States (BG)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the mountains, possibly more abundant in the right habitat, especially in higher elevation areas.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, such as shores and wet places, where its host plants grow (BG)
Plant Associates: Sedges and rushes (Juncus spp.) (BG); swamp grasses
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light
Comment:
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Montane Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires

Species Photo Gallery for Macrosteles slossoni No Common Name

Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Yancey Co.
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Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Yancey Co.
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Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Yancey Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge/interior