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Acanalonia servillei - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note rounded head

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph; note pattern
Taxonomy
Family: ACANALONIIDAE
Identification
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Description: A large species, adults are distinctive. They are greenish overall, with broad, rounded wings that have dense, reticulated wing venation. There is a yellowish midline stripe that begins on the top of the head and thorax and extends down the wings. The key characteristic in this species, differentiating it from A. conica, is the rounded head. Additionally, servillei has three prominent wing veins that curve upward and are parallel to one another; this is not a feature in conica. Legs are reddish-brown. Nymphs of this species are mostly pale overall, with a dark brown to black patch on the sides of the thorax, helping differentiate this nymph from other members of this genus. Here is an image of an adult just emerging from its nymph exoskeleton which shows the characteristic pattern.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Gulf and Atlantic coast of United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, primarily found along the coast, reaches into the eastern and southern Piedmont.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Typically found along the coast, but can occur inland. Has been found in grassy, open pine habitat, as well as near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Capparis comosa (Capparaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: When this species hops, its wings make a distinctive noise. There are not many hoppers in the state that you can hear as they hop.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Acanalonia servillei No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Dare Co.
Comment: coastal habitat in Hatteras, some pine trees nearby
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Nymph, IAW Bugguide:rnthis nymph is paler than that of A. bivittata, and has darker patches on the sides of the pronotum
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Nymph with Dryinid parasite. Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Nymph with Dryinid parasite. Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: NYMPH, Caught sweeping.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Moore Co.
Comment: sandhills (pine forest) habitat with lots of shrubby vegetation; nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Dare Co.
Comment: grassy, open forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Dare Co.
Comment: grassy, open forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: All Nymphs. No Adults
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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