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Arthaldeus pascuellus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note the two small black
dots on the head
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeSynonym: Sorhoanus pascuellus
Taxonomic Author: (Fallen, 1826)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A yellowish-green species with brownish legs and a pale, noticeable midline on the top of the head. There are two small dark spots at the tip of the vertex on either side of the midline, distinctive for this species; the underside of the abdomen is dark and the face is yellow, sometimes with dark lines. Females have a deeply notched pregenital sternite, also distinctive for this species. The male subgenital plates are triangular. Adults are 3.25-4.0 mm long. (BG)

For additional images of this species, see the following: male, female, female

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Native to Europe, adventive in North America where it has been found in the East (BG)
Abundance: Recorded from the mountains where it can be locally common; probably more abundant in that region.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, meadow like habitats.
Plant Associates: Grasses
Behavior: Occurs on the ground among the roots of grasses and sedges (Beirne 1956)
Comment:
Status: Introduced
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Species Photo Gallery for Arthaldeus pascuellus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Mitchell Co.
Comment: open, grassy/meadow habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Mitchell Co.
Comment: open, grassy/meadow habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Mitchell Co.
Comment: open, grassy/meadow habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, field-type habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy, field-type habitat