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Hymetta kansasensis - No Common Name



© Scott Bolick- note pronotal spot

© Scott Bolick- note dark saddle

© Scott Bolick

© Scott Bolick- note wing pattern
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Erythroneurini
Taxonomic Author: (Fairbairn, 1928)
Identification
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Description: The most boldly-marked member of this genus. The wings are milky-white with a bold, dark brown and red color pattern. The first two crossbands are brownish to reddish, with the first typically quite thick and strongly narrowed on the costal margin while the second is more of a broken oblique zig-zag line running from the plaque to the transverse apical red line; together they tend to form a large, characteristic dark saddle. The third band is a very dark inverted V. The costal plaque is [sometimes] dark. There is a black dot on the corium which touches the claval suture, and a small brownish spot on the clavus caudad of these; there are many small reddish flecks on the corium, clavus and [sometimes] costal plaque. The vertex is either unicolorous or with orange parallel submedial lines, often with a lateral branch. The disc of the pronotum is usually darkened, resulting in a diagnotistic yellowish-brown circular patch. The scutellum has a small black dot at the apex. The thoracic venter is entirely pale. Adults are 3.2-3.5 mm long. (3I; Fairbairn, 1928)

For more images of this species, see: BG. For diagrams of this species, see: 3I.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States, primarily in the Mississippi River valley region (3I); previously known as far east as Georgia, now known from North Carolina.
Abundance: Rare, only known from one county in the state, in the Piedmont; likely overlooked.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Can be found in mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Cercis canadensis (red bud) (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Rowan 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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