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Ormenoides venusta - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: FLATIDAESubfamily: Flatinae
Identification
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Description: This species is typically greenish with a brown to orange border around the edges of the wings. Some individuals though can appear bright blue. Unlike Flatormenis proxima, the wings of Ormenoides have a single crossvein on the forewings (there are 2 in Flatormenis), and the wings are rounded apically rather than being truncate. Nymphs are greenish, with a white midline extending from the base of the head to the tip of the abdomen. There are orange spots on the thorax, and 4 to 6 small black dots near the tip of the abdomen. (BG)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: A common species, recorded across the state with a majority of records coming from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Recorded from a variety of habitats, including grassy habitat and mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Polyphagous, found on a variety of species. Reported on Digitaria sanguinalis (Poaceae, hairy crabgrass), Juglans nigra (Juglandaceae, black walnut), Quercus velutina (Fagaceae, black oak), Ulmus americana (Ulmaceae, American elm), Ulmus rubra (slippery elm), Maclura pomifera (Moraceae, osage orange), Morus rubra (Moraceae, red mulberry), Rumex obtusifolius (bitter dock, Polygonaceae), Phytolacca americana (American pokeweed, Phytolaccaceae), Liriodendron tulipifera (tuliptree, Magnoliaceae), Asimina triloba (Annonaceae, pawpaw), Sassafras albidum (Lauraceae, sassafras), Liquidambar styraciflua (Hamamelidaceae, sweetgum), Platanus occidentalis (Platanaceae, American sycamore), Geum canadense (white avens, Rosaceae), Prunus serotina (Rosaceae, black cherry), Rosa multiflora (rosaceae, multiflora rose), etc. (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species has little economic importance, doing little damage to crops.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Ormenoides venusta No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open forest habitat near pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat. One interesting blue individual
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; nymph
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn
Surry Co.
Comment: Caught sweeeping
Photo by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
Comment: unid_planthopper
Photo by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
Comment: unid_planthopper
Photo by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
Comment: unid_planthopper
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Grassy open area.
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
Comment: ENRI
Photo by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Washington Co.
Comment: PETT
Photo by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: Hunter Phillips, Cathy Songer
Wayne Co.
Comment: unid_ - unid_planthopper