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Bruchomorpha pallidipes - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- frontal view

© Kyle Kittelberger- note yellow legs
Taxonomy
Family: CALISCELIDAE
Identification
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Description: Dull black overall, sometimes with a reddish tinge. The dorsal yellowish median stripe extends only on the head and thorax. The face is flat and oval-shaped; the 'nose' or head projection is small and does not extend out far from the body, being fairly restricted in size. The legs are yellowish-brown, differentiating this species from B. tristis which also has a very flat head but has black rather than yellow legs. For more images of pinned specimens, including a long-winged adult (rare in piglets), see here: UDEL.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily eastern and central United States, as far west as Colorado (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded across the state, uncommon and perhaps scarce; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy habitat and forest edge.
Plant Associates: Probably grasses
Behavior:
Comment: Sometimes adults are macropterous and have very pronounced wings, differing from the typically brachypterous individuals that have very reduced wings.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Bruchomorpha pallidipes No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: grassy/brushy/pine habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: grassy/brushy/pine habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: grassy/brushy/pine habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: grassy/brushy/pine habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: mostly brushy vegetation consisting of willows, etc., on shore of lake; some grass as well
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Vance Co.
Comment: mostly brushy vegetation consisting of willows, etc., on shore of lake; some grass as well