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Macropsis dixiensis - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: EurymelinaeTribe: MacropsisSubgenus: Macropsis
Taxonomic Author: (Hamilton, 1983)
Identification
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Description: Males are a deep ferruginous color, with the pronotum having a greenish tint to it. The abdominal sterna is brown while the sides of the thorax, underside of the head, and lateral angles of the scutellum are black. The wings are white with subhyaline areas; the wing venation is bold and prominent. Females are colored similarly to the males but the lateral angles of the scutellum are fuscous rather than black, sometimes paler. The head and pronotum are yellow-brown, with fuscous markings on the side of the body. Adult males are around 4.0 mm long, while females are 4.4-4.6 mm. The nymph of this species is unknown. (Hamilton 1983)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Endemic to the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee
Abundance: Reported from three counties in the mountains, uncommon to rare; perhaps found elsewhere in this region.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Forested areas with wild plum trees
Plant Associates: Wild plums: Prunus angustifolia, P. umbellata (Hamilton 1983)
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Comment: The bold color pattern of this species is distinctive and unique. It is named after its range in the southeastern United States, "Dixie" (Hamilton 1983).
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Montane Rosaceous Thickets