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Chlorotettix floridanus - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan- note yellowish color

© Bo Sullivan- note round head

© Bo Sullivan- male, note plate shape

© Bo Sullivan- female, note sternite
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: PendariniSubgenus: Chlorotettix
Taxonomic Author: (DeLong, 1924)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A pale yellow to brownish yellow species. The eyes are light yellow to reddish-brown, and the forewings are yellowish subhyaline. The crown is roundedly produced, with the median length only slightly longer than the length next to the eye. The female pregenital sternite has a moderately deep V-shaped excavation that extends about three-quarters of the length of the sternite; there is a very shallow notch in the middle of the bigger excavation, which has a dark brown border, and the lateral angles are triangular. The male subgenital plates are triangular, with the lateral margin slightly sinuate; the apex is rounded. Adult males are 5.4-5.9 mm long, females are 6.1-6.5 mm. (Cwikla 1988)

For additional images of pinned specimens, see: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States; reported to be fairly common along coastal areas of the Gulf Coast states (Cwikla 1988)
Abundance: Recorded from sveral counties in the Coastal Plain; likely under collected and therefore under reported, should occur throughout the Coastal Plain. It has been collected across its range from April through September (Cwikla 1988).
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, fields, regenerated farmland
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Chlorotettix is a notriously difficult genus to identify to species visually; a majority of the species are various shade of yellow and green, and they can only be reliably distinguished by looking at genital features. Therefore, it is very important for all Chlorotettix species other than necopinus and tergatus to obtain a picture of the underside.

This species is in the subgenus Chlorotettix.

Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix floridanus No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male, regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male, regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male, regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male, regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male, regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Carteret Co.
Comment: male, regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: powerline; male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: powerline; male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: powerline; male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: powerline; male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: powerline; male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: powerline; male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: powerline; male