Hoppers of North Carolina:
Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, and Planthoppers
Scientific Name: Search Common Name:
Family (Alpha):
« »
CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Eutettix slossoni - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan- male

© Bo Sullivan- note head spots

© Bo Sullivan- male, note black face
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: AthysaniniSubgenus: Eutettix
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1894)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A brownish species with a rounded head that has bold markings. The frons of the female is yellow with two large apical fuscous spots. In males, the frons is black with typical markings yellow. The vertex, pronotum, and scutellum are yellow with two large spots on the anterior margin of the vertex and a brown to black band across the posterior part of the pronotum. The wings of the female are semi-hyaline light fulvous with veins darkening posteriorly and darkened along the outer margin of the clavus, in the apical cells, and in the center of discal cells. Male wings are opaque black in the clavus and the adjacent area of the corium, with the outer half of the corium partly semi-hyaline and partly opaque. Both sexes have a distinct white spot at the apex of clavus. The female pregenital sternite is about twice as wide as long, with the posterior margin excavated on either side of a prominent, unnotched median lobe that extends slightly further than the rounded lateral lobes. Males are 4 mm long, females are 5 mm. (Hepner 1942)

For an image of a pinned specimen, see: BOLD.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Distribution: Eastern United States: FL, DC, TX, MA, NJ, NY, CT, GA (Metcalf 1967). Originally described from Florida.
Abundance: One recent record from the Coastal Plain.
Seasonal Occurrence
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates:
Behavior:
Comment: This species is similar to Eutettix tristis, but is more darkly colored, has distinctive male genitalia, and is smaller; both sexes are around 1.5 mm smaller than those of E. tristis. Furthermore, the frons of male E. slossoni is blackish, whereas the frons of male E. tristis is yellow.

Until dissected, records on this page for E. slossoni are tentative.

Status: Native
Global and State Rank:

Species Photo Gallery for Eutettix slossoni No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, ~5 mm; near pinewoods
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, ~5 mm; near pinewoods
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, ~5 mm; near pinewoods
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male, ~5 mm; near pinewoods