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Rhynchomitra recurva - No Common Name



© Rob Van Epps- note shape of head

© Ken Kneidel

© Paul Scharf- nymph

© Paul Scharf- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: DICTYOPHARIDAE
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A green species that resembles R. microrhina except for the head length and shape. In recurva, the head is not as long and as tapered as that of microrhina (which has a long, pointed and strongly tapered head), but not as short as that of lingula; recurva's head is stout and not sharply pointed. Nymphs are supposedly darker than those of R. microrhina, being dark brown in color.

For a couple images of nice adults, see here and here.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, possibly more abundant in the right habitat; very uncommon to rare.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Eragrostis curvula (weeping lovegrass, Poaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can occasionally be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Note: R. recurva and microrhina can be challenging to differentiate from one another. It is best to have a detailed lateral and dorsal photo showing the shape and length of the head to help determine species.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Rhynchomitra recurva No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Nymph, caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Nymph, caught sweeping
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Grassy open area.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through weedy area in middle of forest
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through weedy area in middle of forest
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through weedy area in middle of forest