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Paraphlepsius geneticus - No Common Name

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Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
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Description: A brownish species, uniformly colored, with a short crown rounded apically that is angled towards the face. The reticulated markings on the wings are sharply defined and evenly spread, touching the wing venation. The pronotum and head are yellowish. The female pregenital sternite is nearly as long as it is wide and has four subequal lobes and a well developed median notch; there is a dark border to the sides of the notch, on the posterior margin. The male subgenital plates are kind of trapezoidal in shape, with blunt, rounded apexes. Adult males are 6.7 mm long, females are 7.1 mm. (Hamilton 1975)

For images of a specimen, see: NCSU.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Coastal areas of Southeastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the Coastal Plain; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal
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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.
Status: Native
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