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Scaphytopius fulvus - No Common Name

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Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
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Description: A tawny, fulvousy orange species with a bluntly pointed, short head. The wings are brownish fulvous, with the vertex paler; the vertex has three pale longitudinal lines. The black wing venation, black marks, and white areolar spots on the wings are restricted to the apical third and on the costa; the rest of the wings are a uniform fulvous. The scutellum is also pale, with the lateral angles brown; the pronotum can have a black posterior patch, not present in some individuals. The face is a dull yellowish color that lacks dark margins. The male plates are somewhat triangular, sharply pointed and strongly diverging from one another. The female pregenital sternite is around one and one-half times as wide as the length, and the posterior margin is rounded with a small median lobe. Adult males are 4.5 mm long, females are 5.0 mm. (DeLong 1948), (Hepner 1947)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily eastern North America, in particular northern regions
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the mountains; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Montane
Plant Associates: Reported from pine and huckleberry, as well as bayberry (Myrica carolinensis); hucklberry and maybe bayberry are the likely hosts for this species. (Hepner 1947)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species resembles S. angustatus, differing in the lack of green which is replaced in S. fulvus with brown.
Status: Native
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