Pendarus punctiscriptus

Deltocephaline Leafhopper

Pendarus punctiscriptus, Leafhoppers, Deltocephalinae

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Deltocephalinae

Length: male, 5.2 - 5.9 mm. Female , 6.0 - 7.4 mm


Hamilton (1975) in his revision of the genus listed the key traits of Pendarus punctiscriptus:

"Tegmina only very faintly banded; female usually much larger than the male. Crown bluntly and evenly produced in both sexes. Male pygofer terminating in two spines, the upper decurved, and slightly thickened basally; apex variably oblique. Aedeagus most strongly curved next to atrium."

The Illinois Natural History Survey lists Pendarus punctiscriptus as one of the insects species in greatest need of conservation in that state; the hopper has been reported from three locations in Illinois.

Hamilton notes that the closely related species Pendarus stipatus replaces P. punctiscriptus in the southeastern United States.

Another Pendarus species present on this web site is Pendarus auroalbus.

Map, Pendarus punctiscriptus, states and provinces reporting this species

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