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Cicadula saliens - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note head markings

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite shape
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A green species with a rufous tinge to the wings, more prevalent in some specimens. There are distinctive head markings, with four black dots around the margin of the vertex. The abdominal segments can be lined in red. The female pregenital sternite is mostly black, with a shallow and relatively flat excavation.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Recorded recently from the mountains, possibly more abundant especially in that region.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in brushy, grassy open areas.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: There may be a couple other possible Cicadula species that could occur in NC. It is important to photograph the underside to determine species, especially if a female, and to get a nice image of the head markings.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Cicadula saliens 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: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: brusy, overgrown shrubby area in forest clearing
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: brusy, overgrown shrubby area in forest clearing
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