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Cyrtolobus fuscipennis - No Common Name



© Matthew S. Wallace- male

© Matthew S. Wallace- female

© Paul Scharf- female
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A reddish-brown species. Females have large, prominent ocelli (light-sensing organ on head), which are red.The pronotum is reddish-brown, more so than on the male, and with fainter pale transverse bands, not as bold as those found on the male. The pronotal crest is low (but still higher than on the male, which mostly lacks a crest). The underside of the thorax is reddish-brown, while the abdomen is yellowish; legs are reddish. Males have a reddish face and a low pronotum with bold, pale transverse lines and a bold mid-dorsal spot; the pronotum is reddish-brown with some black. Adult males are 5.5 mm long, while females are 6 mm. (Kopp)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and Central North America, as far west as the Rocky Mountains (Kopp)
Abundance: Uncommon, recorded across the state. Seasonal distribution: 24 April-22 July (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Quercus alba, Q. nigra (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 with a light.
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory-Maple Forests

Species Photo Gallery for Cyrtolobus fuscipennis No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest edge; male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; male
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Female, Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Female, Attracted to Light
Photo by: Brian Bockhahn
Gates Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: 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: Female, Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Male. Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Male. attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Male. attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Matthew S. Wallace
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Matthew S. Wallace
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Gates Co.
Comment: collected by B. Bockhahn; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Gates Co.
Comment: collected by B. Bockhahn; female
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: the dark amber wings never seen a treehopper with wings like this. - unid_treehopper
Photo by: R Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: liked my jeans - unid_treehopper
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Gates Co.
Comment: collected by B. Bockhahn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Gates Co.
Comment: collected by B. Bockhahn