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Scaphytopius angustatus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration

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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: A very distinctive species, orange and green. The head is a grass-green color, largely without any markings; the face is also green. The pronotum, scutellum, and wings are rufuous-brown, with some greenish tints; in some individuals though, the pronotum is grayish. The dark wing veins, black marks, and white areolar spots are restricted to the apical third of the wings (in the apical and anteapical cells, and along the costa); the other 2/3 are without marks. The male subgenital plates are short with narrow, rounded apexes. The female pregenital sternite is around one and one-half times as wide as the length at the middle; the posterior margin is rounded to a small lobe on either side of a median notch. Adult males are around 4.0 mm long, females are around 5.0 mm. (DeLong 1948), (Hepner 1947)

For diagrams of this species, see: Zahniser.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: A single record from Pilot Mountain in the western Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in higher elevation grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge.
Plant Associates: Reported from pine in coniferous forests (DeLong 1948); from pitch pine, jack pine, and red pine in northern parts of its range (Hepner 1947)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species can have a similar color pattern to Scaphytopius argutus, but angustatus has white aeroles relegated around the apical crossveins whereas aeroles are more scattered across the wings in argutus.
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Montane Dry-Xeric Pine Forests and Woodlands

Species Photo Gallery for Scaphytopius angustatus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Surry Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat near forest edge & forest