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Texananus longipennis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- female; note pregenital
sternite shape

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note subgenital plates
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: PhlepsiiniSubgenus: Iowanus
Taxonomic Author: Crowder, 1952
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide, GBIF                                                                                  
Description: A large brownish species, with adults 8.5-10.0 mm long; it can range smaller than the other two Iowanus species in the state (see Comments section). The pronotum is yellowish, blotched with brown on the anterior third and with brown irrorations on the posterior two-thirds. The scutellum is brownish, with a pair of ivory white spots on the lateral margins. There is a transverse band between the eyes, broadest at the middle; there are a pair of spots near the apex of the crown. The face is brownish with darker markings. The wings have a dense reticulated and evenly-marked mesh-like dark brown pattern, lacking distinct spots on the costal margin. The vertex has a bold white tip, in front of a broken black band between the eyes; the crown is a little narrower than the other two Iowanus species. The female pregenital sternite has a narrow medial notch (more of a slit) that extends between a third to a half of the way inwards; the posterior sides of the notch extend outwards slightly, with the posterior margin of the sternite weakly concave towards the lateral sides. The pregenital sternite is brownish with a somewhat broad blackish coloration near the notch, decreasing in width the closer to the anterior edge of this sternite; its lateral margins are mostly parallel. The male subgenital plates are relatively close to one another, with a slight gap between them; together, they are triangular in shape, with slightly rounded lateral (rather than straight) margins near the base. (Crowder, 1952)

For diagrams of this species, see: Dmitriev.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Distribution: Primarily Southeastern United States, where it is widespread (Crowder, 1952).
Abundance: Recorded from across the state but infrequent, can be locally common; likely under reported and more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Open grassy, brushy areas, open woodland, woodland edge
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The three species of Texananus in the subgenus Iowanus that have been recorded in North Carolina are: caducus, longipennis, and majestus. These three species all visually resemble one another and therefore specimens in this subgenus can only conclusively be identified to species with a very clear, unobstructed view of the underside; the female pregenital sternite is quite distinctive among these three species, the male plates less so.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Texananus longipennis No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: female; 9.2 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: female; 9.2 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: female; 9.2 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: female; 9.2 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: female; 9.2 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: female; 9.2 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male; 8.8 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: female; 9.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: female; 9.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: female; 9.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: female; 9.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: female; 9.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: female; 9.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male; 8.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male; 8.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male; 8.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male; 8.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male; 8.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male; 8.5 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 9.1 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
Comment: female, 9.1 mm
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, 8.5 mm
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53480739; female
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53480739 - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53480739 - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53480739 - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53480739; female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Jones Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male; 9.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male; 9.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male; 9.0 mm
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52980757
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52980757
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52980757
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52980757
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: female; 10.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: female; 10.0 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: female; 10.0 mm
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: female came to lights.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: female came to lights.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: Caught off moth sheet and chilled to get underside photos.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: Caught off moth sheet and chilled to get underside photos.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: Caught off moth sheet and chilled to get underside photos.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: females
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: females
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female; ~9.3 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female; ~9.3 mm long
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: female; ~9.3 mm long