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Chlorotettix aurum - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan

© Bo Sullivan

© Bo Sullivan- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- note female pregenital
sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Pendarini
Taxonomic Author: (DeLong, 1938)
Identification
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Description: A yellowish species with yellowish subhyaline forewings. The crown is roundedly produced, with the median length slightly longer in the middle than next to the eyes. The male subgenital plates are broad at the base and narrowed at the apex, being almost as long as the pygofer. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin rounded with a very deep, parallel-sided excavation in the middle which almost reaches the anterior margin. Adult males are 6.3-7.0 mm long, while females are 6.5-7.5 mm. (Cwikla 1988)

Additional pinned specimens can be seen here: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Southeastern United States (SC, NC, VA), where it is rare to infrequently encountered, primarily in coastal areas (Cwikla 1988)
Abundance: Uncommon with scattered records across the state, primarily from the Coastal Plain; likely under collected and therefore under reported.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably grassy areas, forest edge
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Chlorotettix is a notoriously difficult genus to identify to species visually; a majority of the species are various shade of yellow and green, and many can only be reliably distinguished by looking at genital features and/or by dissection. Therefore, it is very important for all Chlorotettix species (other than several like necopinus and tergatus) to obtain a picture of the underside.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix aurum No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: at powerline
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: at powerline
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: at powerline
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, dissected
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, dissected
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, dissected
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, dissected
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female; NCSU specimen