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Amplicephalus littoralis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Solomon Hendrix- female

© Solomon Hendrix- female
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A relatively plain, drab species, pale yellowish to stramineous (straw-colored) overall with a conical vertex. Sometimes the edges of the abdominal segments are darker. The crown, pronotum, and scutellum are stramineous to pale yellowish green; rarely does the crown have a pair of triangular spots at the apex. The forewings are subhyaline with whitish to pale yellowish green venation. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin with a distinct lobe, darkened on each side. Adult males are 2.5-4.0 mm long, while females are 3.0-4.5 mm. (Kramer 1971)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Likely found along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, from Texas to Nova Scotia (Kramer 1971)
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the Coastal Plain; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal marshes where Distichlis occurs.
Plant Associates: Seashore saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) (Kramer 1971)
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Status: Native
Global and State Rank: GNR [G4G5] [S3S4]
See also Habitat Account for Salt and Brackish Marshes

Species Photo Gallery for Amplicephalus littoralis No Common Name

Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: salt marsh MA; female, 4.6 mm
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: salt marsh MA; female, 4.6 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Onslow Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Onslow Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen