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Atymna querci - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- female
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Identification
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Description: A sexually dimorphic species. Males are dark, a dark brown to black color with two prominent yellow marks down the center of the pronotum. Sometimes these yellow dots are connected, forming a single yellow mark. The legs, head, and front part of the thorax are also yellowish in males, and the abdomen is a dark brown. Females are completely green. Adult males are 6 mm long while females are 7 mm (Kopp).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and Central North America
Abundance: Seasonal distribution: 14 April-8 September (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in a variety of habitats, including near mixed hardwood forest
Plant Associates: Quercus alba, Q. stellata, Vitis rotundifolia (CTNC)
Behavior: To listen to the male courtship call for this genus, listen here. These courtship calls are not audible to the human ear, and the calls here are produced by recording the substrate vibrations that the treehoppers use to communicate through the plants themselves. The recorded call is then amplified so that it is now audible to human ears. Research has shown that treehoppers use vibrations to attract mates, to announce the discovery of a good feeding site, or to alert a defending mother to the approach of a predator (T.IM).
Comment: Can be attracted at night.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Atymna querci No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Brian Bockhahn
Gates Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockham, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Male , attracted to UV & Black Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockham, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Male , attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockham, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Male , attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Female, Attracted tyo Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Female, Attracted tyo Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Female, Attracted tyo Black Light
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
Comment: ENRI
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Female. Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Female. Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Female. Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Male, Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: open area near mixed hardwood forest; female
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Female, Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Female, attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Male, Attracted to Light
Photo by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: KELA
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light