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Cicadellidae Members: NC Records

Unerus colonus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note head pattern
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A yellowish species with two very large and bold black spots on the margin of the vertex, with two smaller black spots between them at the apex. The head is bluntly rounded, and the face has a symmetrical, barred black pattern. The pronotum is yellow, with a transverse band on the anterior margin and broad orange band on the posterior margin. The female pregenital sternite is emarginate posteriorly, with the excavation having a small median concave notch. The male subgenital plates gradually narrow to acute tips. Adults are 2.5-3.0 mm long. (DeLong 1948)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont and mountains; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas, fields, meadows, pasture
Plant Associates: Grasses
Behavior: Can probably be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Unerus colonus No Common Name

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