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Scaphoideus intricatus - No Common Name



© Scott Bolick- note pale thorax

© Scott Bolick- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: ScaphoideiniSubgenus: Lonenus
Identification
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Description: This whitish species has a very distinctive color pattern compared to other members of this genus, with the head, pronotum, scutellum, and basal cells of the wings largely pale and contrasting with the rest of the dark brown wings. In males, the crown is short with a cadmium orange bar between each ocellus, extending obliquely towards the pronotum; in females, the crown is white, with the anterior margin with a narrow apically interrupted brown line and a transverse brown wavy line between the ocelli. The face is white, and in females can have one to three transverse brown lines; the eyes can be brown. The pronotum is either entirely white or with one to seven brownish spots; the scutellum is white or yellowish-white with two anterior lateral brown spots. The wings are opalescent-translucent with brown veins. The legs are white to yellowish-white with black spots at the base of each lateral setae and brown at the base of the first tarsal segment; the coxae are white to yellowish-white. The abdomen is largely whitish ventrally. Male subgenital plates are white while the female pregenital sternite is white with a brown posterior area; the sternite is quadrate with a slight medial notch on the posterior margin. Adult males are 4.7-5.9 mm long, females are 5.7-6.1 mm. (Barnett 1976)

Nymphs are almost entirely white.

For more images of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central United States, southeastern Canada (Barnett 1976)
Abundance: Recorded recently from a couple counties in the Piedmont.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Crataegus, Robinia, Amelanchier, Vitis, Cornus, osage orange, apple, dogwood, Ulmus americana, and Common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) (Barnett, 1976)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species is the sole representative of the subgenus Lonenus.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus intricatus No Common Name

Photo by: Scott Bolick
Davie Co.
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Davie Co.
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Randolph Co.
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Randolph Co.
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Randolph Co.
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Randolph Co.
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