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Cantura jucunda - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- male
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Scaphoideini
Taxonomic Author: (Uhler, 1889)
Identification
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Description: Reddish-orange to orange-brown overall with some milky-white speckling, especially on the wings and pronotum. There is a narrow black line along the margin of the vertex and a more distinct black line along the upper part of the face; between these two black lines is a cream-colored line. There are two longitudinal orange marks on the vertex. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin broadly and convexly rounded; there is a slight indication of a medial notch. The male plates are slender and narrow to a long attenuate apex. Adults are 5.0-6.3 mm long. (Beamer 1937, DeLong 1948)

Nymphs are brownish with some paler mottling.

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America, as far west as Wisconsin and Minnesota (Metcalf)
Abundance: Uncommon to rare, only recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Woodland areas, open forest, maritime shrub
Plant Associates: Herbaceous vegetation
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This is one of three members of the genus Cantura, the other two species being O. albonotata and O. cocana. O. albonotata could occur in North Carolina, its been recorded from FL, GA, and VA. This species is dark overall with three pairs of white spots on the clavus and white areoles on the wings. The lines of the vertex margin are often not continuous or parallel. (Beamer 1937)
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Cantura jucunda No Common Name

Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to porch light.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to porch light.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Carteret Co.
Comment: maritime shrub; collected by Bo Sullivan, male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Carteret Co.
Comment: maritime shrub; collected by Bo Sullivan, male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Carteret Co.
Comment: maritime shrub; collected by Bo Sullivan, male
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female