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Aplos simplex - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph, note rounded head

© Margarita Lankford- nymph, note head shape
Taxonomy
Family: ISSIDAESubfamily: IssinaeSynonym: Thionia simplex
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A distinctive looking species in this genus. Adults are mostly unicolorous and brownish in color, with bold dark wing venation; young adults though may be uniformly greenish in color, with the body and wings darkening as the adults age. The head, legs, and part of thorax are typically greenish. The head is fairly round and flat, without any prominent lateral margins. Nymphs are greenish overall with orange longitudinal stripes down the body. Like the adult, the head of the nymph is characteristically rounded, separating this from the similar nymphs of T. quinquata which have pointed heads. For more information about the nymphs and their various instar stages, see W & W 1988.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, not encountered very often; scattered records across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Polyphagous on dicots (UDEL); on various herbs, shrubs, and trees.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Aplos simplex No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Ashe Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat, with grassy-field areas
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Ashe Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest edge
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27289610
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through low vegetation
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through low vegetation
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: sweep through low vegetation
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28477231
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28398484
Photo by: Amber Sauder
Harnett Co.
Comment: Pretty active -- on the move pretty much all the time. - unid_planthopper
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28589020rnhttps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28589019
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28589020rnhttps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28589019
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28589020rnhttps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28589019