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Pendarus franconianus - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male, note wing pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- male, note darker wings
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: DeltocephalinaeTribe: PendariniSubgenus: Pendarus
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1903)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide, GBIF                                                                                  
Description: A chestnut-brown species with pale whitish bands on the wings. The wings of the males are darker than the pronotum, with indistinct broken whitish bands; females are paler overall, with thicker and more distinct whitish bands. In both sexes, the pronotum is orange-brown, darker posteriorly; in females, the pronotum is paler than the wings. The female pregenital sternite has a prominent posterior projection, with a slight median notch; the lateral lobes at the base of the projection are rounded. Adult males are 4.4-5.5 mm long, while females are 4.8-5.7 mm. (Hamilton 1975)

For additional pics of specimens of this species, see: BOLD. The first two specimens here look like females based on the width of the pale bands, the third specimen may be a male.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Northeastern United States and nearby Canada, previously as far south as Ohio; the record here from Ashe county represents a southern range expansion into North Carolina (though not entirely surprising since this species occurs in the northern Appalachians). There is a single specimen from Mississippi, but it may be mislabeled. (Hamilton 1975)
Abundance: Rare, a single record from the northern mountains; possibly occurs elsewhere in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Pinus strobus, P. rigida, P. virginiana (Hamilton 1975)
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Comment: This species is visually very similar to Pendarus uhleri.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Pendarus franconianus No Common Name

Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Ashe Co.
Comment: mixed pine hardwoods, 3200'; male, 5.1 mm
Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Ashe Co.
Comment: mixed pine hardwoods, 3200'; male, 5.1 mm
Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Ashe Co.
Comment: mixed pine hardwoods, 3200'; male, 5.1 mm