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Agalliopsis peneoculata - No Common Name



© Erich Hoffman- note coloration

© Erich Hoffman
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: MegophthalminaeTribe: AgalliiniSubgenus: Agallaria
Taxonomic Author: (Oman, 1933)
Identification
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Description: This species is almost entirely brown, sometimes with a darker smoky band transversing the middle of the wings. Unlike cervina, it lacks a pale band and the pronotum is brown rather than pale. The vertex is shorter in the middle than next to the eyes. There is usually a bold dark spot on either side of a dark pronotal midline, a smaller spot in the lateral corner, and an even smaller pair of spots near the apex of the pronotum. The scutellum also tends to have a dark apex and dark lateral triangles. The female pregenital sternite is quite distinctive, being truncate rather than concave in shape; the sternite has the posterior margin broad and slightly convex, with a straight edge. Male subgenital plates are long, with the lateral margins concave on the basal two-thirds and the tips bluntly rounded. Adults are 4.0-4.5 mm long. (DeLong, 1948)

For images of a few specimens, see: BOLD. For images of live individuals, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution:
Abundance: Rare, known from a single county in the Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates: Possibly feeds on elder (Sambucus sp.) (Beirne, 1956); American cranberry bush (Chandler & Hamilton, 2017)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Agalliopsis peneoculata No Common Name

Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Agalliopsis peneoculata - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59282383
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Agalliopsis peneoculata - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59282383
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Agalliopsis peneoculata (state record)- https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59282383
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Agalliopsis peneoculata (state record)- https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59282383