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Scaphoideus cinerosus - No Common Name

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- female
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
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Description: A highly variable species, generally a grayish-white and dark brown color. The crown is white with a thin brown anterior marginal line around the edge and a small transverse orange band between the eyes. The face is brown with with a bold brown and cream band below the crown. The pronotum has a grayish white transverse bar above a broad transverse brown band; the apex of the pronotum is orange. The scutellum is white with two bold, dark posterior spots. The wings are grayish-white to brown with brown wing venation. The legs are yellowish white to pale brown with black spots along the sides. The female pregenital sternite is whitish with a bold brown medial area on the edge; it is slightly produced with or without a posterior medial notch. Adult males are 4.7-5.3 mm long while females are 4.9-5.7 mm. (Barnett 1976)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States and across Canada (Barnett 1976)
Abundance: A single record from Wake county in the Piedmont; possibly under collected and more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Woodlands
Plant Associates: Cottonwoods, herbaceous vegetation, birch, Pinus, Ulmus americana, Prunus emarginata, Tillia sp., Tuercus alba, etc. (Barnett 1976)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: One of the most variable species in the genus. (Barnett 1976) For more images of this species (not sure if the specimen ID's are correct), see: BOLD.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus cinerosus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female