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Paraphlepsius latifrons - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A brownish species with a head and thorax that are slightly paler than the wings, which are densely reticulated; the scutellum is usually a contrastingly yellow color. The head is wider than the pronotum, and the crown is short and apically rounded to the face. The female pregenital sternite is shallow and roundedly notched; the notch is U-shaped (rather than V-shaped). The male subgenital plates are large and broad with hooked tips (almost resemble crab claws); very distinctive. Adult males are 6.0-6.5 mm long, females are 6.6-7.3 mm. (Hamilton 1975)

For diagrams of this species, see: Dmitriev. For an image of a specimen, see: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont; likely under collected and therefore more abundant in the right habitat.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Paraphlepsius is a challenging genus to identify, with a majority of the species requiring underside views of the pregenital sternite or male subgenital plates to allow for an identification; even then, an ID may not be possible. It is important to obtain clear, detailed images of the underside; length measurements can help as well. This species in particular is very similar to P. operculatus, differing in the female pregenital sternite.
Status: Native
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