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Heliria cristata - No Common Name



© Matthew S. Wallace- side view

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs- top view
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Identification
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Description: A very distinctive, stunning species with a double-lobed pronotal crest, characteristic of this species; the frontal lobe is higher than the back one and projects forward. Adults range in color from brownish to a light green color and have a very broad front of the pronotum, extending well to the side of the eyes.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Previously reported from Eastern NC, though not clear where in particular (CTNC). Likely uncommon to rare with two recent sightings from the Piedmont and mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Where oak is present.
Plant Associates: Quercus macrocarpa (CTNC)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Heliria cristata No Common Name

Photo by: Matthew S. Wallace
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Matthew S. Wallace
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Matthew S. Wallace
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Luke Armstrong
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Luke Armstrong
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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