Hoppers of North Carolina:
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Ophiderma evelyna - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- male

© Paul Scharf- yellowish male

© Ken Childs- female

© Ken Childs- female
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeSynonym: Ophiderma pubescens
Identification
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Description: The female is slender with a strongly hairy pubescent face and pronotum. The face is a little broader than long, and the pronotum is long and slender apically; both the face and pronotum are a light green color. The forewings are rufous, with rufous wing venation and a smoky spot at the tip; the legs are concolorous with the wings. The abdomen is yellowish green above and beneath. Males are smaller than the female, but also slender and showing the pubescent hair across the body like in the female. The face is yellowish green, with two small dots at the base of the vertex above the ocelli (eyespots). The pronotum is comparatively short, not extending more than half way between the end of the abdomen and apex of the wings. The pronotum is rufous colored near the apex, with two yellowish transverse bands; the posterior band converges with the front of the pronotum, which is also a yellowish color. The forewings resemble the female's, and the legs are pale. The abdomen is black above, with yellow margins of segments; the underside of the abdomen is yellowish-green. Adult males are 5.5 to 6.0 mm long, while females are 6.0 to 7.0 mm. (Kopp)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: Recorded across the state, with a majority of records from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; uncommon. Seasonal distribution: late March-30 June (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest; where oaks are present.
Plant Associates: Quercus alba, Q. falcata, Q. marilandica, Q. nigra, Q. palustris, Q. phellos (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

Species Photo Gallery for Ophiderma evelyna No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to 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: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Male, Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Male, Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black & UV Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black & UV Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Male, Attracted to Black & UV Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: Male, Attracted to Black & UV Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: female. Attracted to UV Lights
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Female. Attracted to UV Lights
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female