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Oncopsis infumata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note face

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note dark brown face
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: EurymelinaeTribe: Macropsini
Taxonomic Author: (Hamilton, 1983)
Identification
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Description: Males are somewhat dark, with the wings evenly smoky brown with 2 pale spots along the commissure (the inner edge of the wings). The face is yellowish with a bold black curved band that extends from one eye to the other. Females are colored similar to the males though are not quite as dark, with paler wings. The face has a circular brown to black mark, and the vertex is sometimes brown. The wings vary from being smokey to mottled with ferruginous and hyaline coloration. Adult males are 4.4-4.8 mm long, while females are 4.4-5.0 mm. The nymph of this species is pale ferruginous to black, variegated with yellow, or completely ferruginous to brown. (Hamilton 1983)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Found only in the mountains of North Carolina and barely across the border in Tennessee (Collins Gap, Indian Gap) (Hamilton 1983)
Abundance: Near endemic to the mountains of North Carolina
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Montane forest
Plant Associates: Birch (Betula spp.), probably yellow birch (B. alleghaniensis) and black birch (B. nigra) (Hamilton 1983)
Behavior:
Comment: There are 6 records of Oncopsis concurrens from Swain county on 2003-07-30. O. concurrens is essentially the northern counterpart of O. infumata, and concurrens is found in the Northeastern United States and northeastern Canada. Therefore, it is most likely that these records labeled as concurrens pertain to infumata.

This species is named after the Smoky Mountains (= infumata). (Hamilton 1983)

Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests

Species Photo Gallery for Oncopsis infumata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; nymphs
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; nymphs
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; nymphs
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; nymphs
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; nymphs
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Macon Co.
Comment: NCSU specimens; nymphs