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DICTYOPHARIDAE Members: NC Records

Scolops sulcipes - The Partridge Bug



© Rob Van Epps- note wing pattern

© Rob Van Epps

© Rob Van Epps- note head length
Taxonomy
Family: DICTYOPHARIDAE
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: This species is dark brown overall, with light brown legs and head. There is a dense meshwork of veins on the wings with white speckling, characteristic of this species. Adults are 5 to 7 mm long. The head process/projection extends well away from the rest of the body, giving the impression of a long 'nose' on this species. Nymphs are green.

For more images of pinned specimens of this species, see this page: UDEL.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Transcontinental, found across the United States and Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the mountains and western Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy habitat.
Plant Associates: Convolvulus (bindweed), Solidago, Fleabane (UDEL)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Scolops sulcipes The Partridge Bug

Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn
Surry Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn
Surry Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn
Surry Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Iredell Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping in weedy/grassy field near hardwoods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Iredell Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping in weedy/grassy field near hardwoods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Iredell Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping in weedy/grassy field near hardwoods.
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Yadkin Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping in weedy field near woodland.