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CICADELLIDAE Members: NC Records

Kybos obtusa - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Empoascini
Taxonomic Author: (Walsh, 1862)
Identification
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Description: A green, broad-headed species without definite markings. The vertex is produced on the middle half beyond the anterior margin of the eyes and is more than twice as wide between the eyes as the length in the middle. The vertex is frequently tinged with yellow, and the pronotum and scutellum usually have a central pale stripe and other irregular light markings. The wings are greenish subhyaline, with the abdomen visible through them; the tips are slightly smoky hyaline, and there is often a fine black line along the elytral suture. The legs are green, with the tarsal joints fuscous. The female pregenital sternite is long, produced to a blunt, rounded apex. The male subgenital plates are more than three times as long as the basal width, tapered to curled narrow tips with dense long pale spines. Adults are 3.6-4.5 mm long. (DeLong 1916, DeLong 1931, Fegley 1989)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Transcontinental, found throughout the United States and Canada (3i)
Abundance: One record from Transylvania County.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Poplar (mostly Eastern Cottonwood, Populus deltoides, but also other Populus sp.) and willow (Salix sp.) (3i)
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Status: Native
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