Hoppers of North Carolina:
Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, and Planthoppers
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Stictocephala tauriniformis - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeSynonym: Ceresa tauriniformis
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily Northeastern North America
Abundance: Rare, reported from a single county in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Quercus, Tilia (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: Many Stictocephala may not be identifiable from an image; this is a very difficult group of treehoppers to identify correctly (for many species).
Status: Native
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