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Xantholobus intermedius - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- possible female

© Kyle Kittelberger- possible female

© Kyle Kittelberger- possible female
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeSynonym: Cyrtolobus intermedius
Identification
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Description: This species is uniform chestnut in color with a low and gradually curved pronotum; females have a light tan pronotum, while males can be darker. There are two pale transverse bands across the pronotum and a central, broad mid-dorsal spot. The forewings are hyaline with brown venation and brown bases and tips. The head is subtriangular, convex, and either yellow chestnut with brown; it is not pubescent. The eyes are prominent and a greenish gray to pale color; the ocelli are small and pearly. The legs and undersurface of the thorax and abdomen are yellowish with a ferruginous tinge. Adults males are 5.0 to 6.0 mm long, while females are 5.5 mm or larger. (Kopp)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Primarily eastern and central North America
Abundance: Scattered records in the mountains and Piedmont. Seasonal distribution: late April-7 July (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates: Betula alleghaniensis, Quercus phellos (CTNC); Q. rubra (CTGSMNP)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: "The male looks more like a true Xantholobus than the female. I think Matt Wallace and I agree that this should probably belongs in the Cyrtolobus genus."- M. Rothschild
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Xantholobus intermedius No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female, 5.9 mm; tentative IDrnM.R."the male looks more like a true Xantholobus than the female). I think Matt Wallace and I agree that this should probably belongs in the Cyrtolobus genus"
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female, 5.9 mm; tentative IDrnM.R."the male looks more like a true Xantholobus than the female). I think Matt Wallace and I agree that this should probably belongs in the Cyrtolobus genus"
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female, 5.9 mm; tentative IDrnM.R."the male looks more like a true Xantholobus than the female). I think Matt Wallace and I agree that this should probably belongs in the Cyrtolobus genus"
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female, 5.9 mm; tentative IDrnM.R."the male looks more like a true Xantholobus than the female). I think Matt Wallace and I agree that this should probably belongs in the Cyrtolobus genus"