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Macropsis reversalis - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note black spot & legs

© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- male; note face pattern
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: EurymelinaeTribe: MacropsiniSubgenus: Neomacropsis
Taxonomic Author: (Osborn & Ball, 1898)
Identification
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Description: A greenish species with the head moderately projected and as wide as the pronotum, and the face bowed in profile [when viewed from the side] (slightly bowed in males, strongly bowed in females which means the head juts out further in females). Males are green (yellow when dry, as in a collection specimen) with a fuscous to black spot on the apex of the head/top of the face, and usually a fuscous to black band between the antennae on the face. The proepimeron (behind the eye) typically has a bold black spot, and the tarsi and apexes of the tarsi are black. Females are completely green (yellow when dry) and are usually unmarked. Adult males are around 4.0-4.3 mm long, while females are 4.4-4.7 mm. (Hamilton 1983)

Nymphs are densely covered with white hairs and are pale green overall. (Hamilton 1983)

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and Midwestern United States
Abundance: A single record from the Piedmont; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates: Narrow-leafed willows (Salix sp.) (Hamilton 1983)
Behavior:
Comment: This species is in the subgenus Neomacropsis. The small size and male facial markings should distinguish this species from others in our area. (Hamilton 1983)
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Shoreline Shrublands

Species Photo Gallery for Macropsis reversalis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Stanly Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Stanly Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Stanly Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Stanly Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; male