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Hebata fabalis - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: EmpoasciniSubgenus: HebataSynonym: Empoasca fabalis
Taxonomic Author: (DeLong, 1930)
Identification
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Description: The dorsum is a pale green or yellow color; there are few symmetrical cream-colored markings on the head and thorax. The crown lacks round spots. The face is pale, without any dark spots. The pronotum lacks and dark markings. The wings lack any spots. The male subgenital plates have a wide base before narrowing about halfway and tapering; they are divergent from one another. The male subgenital plates are long, slender and narrow, strongly diverging from one another. The female pregenital sternite is rectangular, with a largely straight posterior margin. (3I)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Throughout the eastern United States, Caribbean, Central America and South America (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the Coastal Plain; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Agricultural fields
Plant Associates: Recorded in the state from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas); also recorded from Gossypium sp. (cotton), Lonicera japonica, Zea mays, Ipomoea acuminata, Ipomoea crassicaulis, Ipomoea rubra, Ipomoea tiliacea, Solanum tuberosum (potato), among others (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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