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Chlorotettix capensis - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan- note yellowish color

© Bo Sullivan

© Bo Sullivan- male, note plates
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: Pendarini
Taxonomic Author: (Sanders & DeLong, 1922)
Identification
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Description: A yellowish species with an orange ring around the ocellus; the forewings are yellowish subhyaline. The eye color is either yellow or red. The crown is angularly produced, with the median length slightly longer than the length next to the eye. The male subgenital plates are broadly rounded apically, not reaching the apex of the pygofer. The female pregenital sternite has the posterior margin with a broad excavation- the median of the excavation has a deep V-shaped notch, bordered with brown; the lateral angles are rounded. Adult males are 5.3-5.9 mm long, females are 5.7-6.3 mm. (Cwikla 1988)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States- previously only known from Florida and Georgia, now known to occur as far north as North Carolina.
Abundance: Recently recorded from a couple counties in the Sandhills, likely under collected and more abundant in the Coastal Plain. Reported to occur in Florida from June through February (Cwikla 1988).
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in regenerated farmland.
Plant Associates: Maiden cane (Panicum hemitomum; Cwikla 1988)
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Comment: This species resembles Chlorotettix tunicatus and C. floridanus but can be separated by the genitalia (Cwikla 1988).
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Chlorotettix capensis No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: male; regenerated farmland
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Scotland Co.
Comment: male