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Archasia pallida - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf- female

© Mark J. Rothschild- male

© Ken Childs- individual with atypical crest

© Ken Childs- blue individual
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Fairmaire, 1846)
Identification
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Description: A variably colored species, ranging from yellow to brown to green to blue with a heavy dark line along the ridge and indistinct scattered pale spots. This species has a somewhat rounded, pyramidal crest that is shorter than the other two members of this genus, sloping toward the head. Females have a higher crest than males, and there is a thin brownish fringe to the crest. There are also several black dots above the eyes on the pronotum. The tegmina are largely hyaline with a blackish smudge at the tips; the venation is pale. Males are 8 mm long, while females are 9 mm; height of pronotum is 4.5 mm. (FCSA), (Kopp & Yonke, 1974)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern, central, and southwestern United States (FCSA)
Abundance: A somewhat uncommon to rare species, with several recent records from the Piedmont. Found from late April to early July (FCSA)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Quercus sp. (FCSA)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests

Species Photo Gallery for Archasia pallida No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment: the crest is a little higher and more irregular than typical
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Mark J. Rothschild
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light