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Cyrtolobus togatus - No Common Name



© Matt Wallace- dark male

© Matt Wallace- brown male

© Ken Kneidel- female

© Ken Kneidel- female, note pattern
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Smiliini
Taxonomic Author: (Woodruff, 1924)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A fairly small species relative to most Cyrtolobus, males are around 4.0 mm long, females are 5.0 mm. Males vary in color from brown from a brown to black pronotum with two white transverse bands and one along the edge of the pronotum. The pronotal crest is not very produced. Females are a bit paler with more whitish areas on the front of the pronotum, contrasting with a brownish pronotal streak in the front on each side. (FSCA)
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America, from Florida up through at least Maryland and as far west as Illinois.
Abundance: Scattered records across the state, uncommon. Seasonal distribution: 15 April-30 June (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Mixed hardwood forest habitat, particularly where Quercus are present.
Plant Associates: Water oak (Quercus nigra), willow oak (Q. phellos), Q. stellata, laurel oak (Q. laurifolia) (CTNC)
Behavior: To listen to the male courtship call for this genus, listen here. These courtship calls are not audible to the human ear, and the calls here are produced by recording the substrate vibrations that the treehoppers use to communicate through the plants themselves. The recorded call is then amplified so that it is now audible to human ears. Research has shown that treehoppers use vibrations to attract mates, to announce the discovery of a good feeding site, or to alert a defending mother to the approach of a predator (T.IM).
Comment:
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests

Species Photo Gallery for Cyrtolobus togatus No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.6 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.9 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separatelyrn
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.9 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separatelyrn
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm male, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm male, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.5 mm male, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.5 mm male, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.5 mm male, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.6 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.6 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.6 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.4 mm female, on Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band, others of both sexes nearby to be submitted separately
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.2 mm male, stuck on a tree band on oak in residential area
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.2 mm male, stuck on a tree band on oak in residential area
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.2 mm male, stuck on a tree band on oak in residential area
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.2 mm male, stuck on a tree band on oak in residential area
Photo by: Matt Wallace
Out Of State Co.
Comment: males
Photo by: Matt Wallace
Out Of State Co.
Comment: males