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Erythroneura ziczac - Virginia Creeper Leafhopper



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© Scott Bolick

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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Erythroneurini
Taxonomic Author: (Walsh, 1862)
Identification
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Description: A somewhat distinctive yellowish to white species with an orange to reddish-brown zigzag pattern on each wing. The zigzag pattern is thick and bold, with the bands remaining separate from one another and not touching the band on the other wing; this gives the appearance of a degree of white separating the two zigzag bands. The vertex has orange parallel submedial lines, often with a lateral branch, and a pale midline in between. The pronotum has a Y or V-shaped dark orange to reddish mark, and the mesonotum is pale with dark lateral triangles and a reddish apex to the scutellum. The face is pale, as is the thoracic venter outside of the dark mesosternum. Adults are 2.8-3.1 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2007)

Nymphs are yellowish-white with reddish to reddish-brown markings on the pronotum and wing buds.

See 3I for images of specimens. For images of live individuals, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Transcontinental, found throughout North America
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the mountains, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Shrubby, brushy areas where vines occur
Plant Associates: Vitis riparia, other Vitis sp. and Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species could be confused with E. fiduciaria or E. kanwakae.
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Vitaceous Tangles

Species Photo Gallery for Erythroneura ziczac Virginia Creeper Leafhopper

Photo by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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Forsyth Co.
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Guilford Co.
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Guilford Co.
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Guilford Co.
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Guilford Co.
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Guilford Co.
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Guilford Co.
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