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Chlorotettix vacunus - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan- note yellowish color

© Bo Sullivan

© Bo Sullivan- male
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Pendarini
Taxonomic Author: (Crumb, 1915)
Identification
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Description: A pale yellow species tinged with green, with the forewing yellowish subyaline. The eyes are yellowish green or yellowish brown. The crown is roundly produced, with the median length almost twice as long as the length next to the eye. The male subgenital plates are as long as the pygofer, triangular with the lateral margin slightly convex and the apex acute. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin with a deep V-shaped excavation extending almost to the anterior margin; the lateral angles are roundly produced and bluntly angled. Adult males are 5.0-5.7 mm long, females are 5.7-6.4 mm. (Cwikla 1988)

For diagrams of the genitalia of this species, see: 3I.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States, primarily the Southeast (Cwikla 1988)
Abundance: Recorded recently from a single county in the Sandhills, likely under collected and present elsewhere, at least in the Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Grassy areas
Plant Associates: Grass (Cwikla 1988)
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Comment: This species is most similar to C. borealis, but can be distinguished by the lack of aedeagal processes (Cwikla 1988).
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix vacunus No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; state record, ID supported by C. Dietrich
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; state record, ID supported by C. Dietrich
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; state record, ID supported by C. Dietrich
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; state record, ID supported by C. Dietrich
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; state record, ID supported by C. Dietrich
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; state record, ID supported by C. Dietrich