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Macropsis decisa - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note proepimeral spot

© Kyle Kittelberger- female w/ proepimeral spot

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note head width

© Ken Childs- female
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: EurymelinaeTribe: MacropsiniSubgenus: Neomacropsis
Taxonomic Author: (Hamilton, 1983)
Identification
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Description: This species has the head wider than the pronotum. In males, the face in profile is flat to weakly bowed. Males are green (yellow when dry), with a prominent black proepimeral spot (on the side of the thorax behind the eye) and with the tarsi and apexes of the tibiae black. The wings are hyaline, infumose near the tips. Females have a face in profile that is weakly bowed. Females are an unmarked green (yellow when dry) or have a tiny black proepimeral spot. Adult males are around 4.6-5.0 mm long, while females are 5.2-6.0 mm. (Hamilton 1983)

Nymphs are densely covered with white hairs and are pale green overall. (Hamilton 1983)

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Primarily Eastern and Midwestern United States
Abundance: Very uncommon with scattered records across the mountains and Piedmont; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy, brushy area, forest edge, where willows may be present
Plant Associates: Probably monophagous on black willow (Salix nigra) (Hamilton 1983)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Shoreline Shrublands

Species Photo Gallery for Macropsis decisa No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
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
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
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