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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Gyponana vasta - No Common Name

© Kyle Kittelberger- note wing venation

© Kyle Kittelberger
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Iassinae
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Description: A green species with moderately reticulated wing venation; not as densely reticulated as some members, and more reticulated than others, this species falls somewhat in the middle of the spectrum. The clavi (inner part of the wings) are also reticulated, separating this species from others that have an unreticulated clavi; the whole wing therefore has reticulations. The size range for males is 9.5-10.5 mm in length; females are typically 10.5-11.5 mm (female Gyponanas tend to be 1.0 mm longer than males, though some are even longer) (Hamilton 1982).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States, primarily from NC north to NY (per Dmitriev)
Abundance: A single record from the Piedmont but likely under collected and therefore more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: ?
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Gyponana can be a challenging genus to identify, with many species looking similar to one another. It is important to take clear photos showing the wing venation, and get measurements and underside photos for size and sex. These records on here are tentative for now until male specimens are obtained.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Gyponana vasta No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: tentative
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female; 10.8 mm
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: female; 10.8 mm