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Tinobregmus vittatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- a female

© Kyle Kittelberger- a male

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: Coelidiinae
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1894)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A pretty distinctive species, with a couple different color forms (previously recognized as separate species). The head is narrow and elongate between two prominent, large eyes, and ranges in color from tan to black. The wings are typically tan; in paler individuals, the wings are semi-translucent with yellowish-tan wing venation, while in bolder individuals the wings are completely yellowish-tan without prominent wing venation and black tips to the wings. Nymphs are pale yellowish-green overall and show the head shape characteristic of adults. Adult males are around 4.0 mm long while females are around 6.5 mm (DeLong 1948).

For more images of this species showing the color and pattern variation, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States
Abundance: Very uncommon with scattered records across the Coastal Plain; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Rank herbaceous growth, open woodlands, forest edge (DeLong 1948)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Tinobregmus vittatus No Common Name

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