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Negosiana negotiosa - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note spot pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- note head shape

© Bo Sullivan- note vertex shape and wing pattern
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: IassinaeTribe: Gyponini
Taxonomic Author: (Gibson, 1919)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Ochreous pale brown, the head and pronotum have numerous small, dark brown spots speckled across. Oman (1949) depicted this species with two spots on the scutellum, along the margin with the pronotum; 2 pairs of spots flanking the upper lateral margins of the pronotum; and two smaller spots on the crown close to the pronotum. There is dense, pigmented speckling across the surface of the head and pronotum. The head is broad, rounded and moderately projected, being less than two-thirds as long as the middle basal width between the eyes and two-thirds as long as the pronotum. The veins of the elytra are faintly margined with brown, with a few brown spots between the veins. There is one large large spot on each wing on the anterior portion of the disc. The female pregenital sternite is speckled and has a wavy, sinusoidal posterior margin with a hint trace of a notch on the median lobe. Adults are 7 to 8 mm long. (DeLong 1942, Beirne 1956)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States, as far west as Texas (Dmitriev)
Abundance: Recorded in several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; likely overlooked but not overly abundant.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: There are several collection records online for Negosiana fraterna from Wake and Pender counties; it is unclear if these records are correct since Dmitriev does not list North Carolina for the distribution of this species. Perhaps these records are misidentified N. negotiosa.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Negosiana negotiosa No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: male and female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Vance Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area surrounded by mixed hardwood forest; possibly N. fraterna
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area surrounded by mixed hardwood forest