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Hadrophallus bubalus - No Common Name



© Matthew S. Wallace

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs- note hairy pronotum
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeSynonym: Ceresa borealis, Spissistilus borealis, Hadrophallus borealis
Identification
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Description: A greenish treehopper with prominent pale, whitish speckling across a mostly green pronotum with yellow edges and brown tips. There is a prominent curve to the pronotum, and the pronotum itself is covered with dense, noticeable white pubescence (hair); this is a key characteristic. The body itself is also green; note that the color can fade in old specimens, as in the pinned individual above. The legs are typically a dark brown color, though some individuals can have green legs.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Scattered records across the Piedmont and mountains, seems to be more of a montane species. Seasonal distribution: 3 June-29 August (CTNC)
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Many Ceresine may not be identifiable from an image; this is a very difficult group of treehoppers to identify correctly (for many species). This species is very similar to Stictocephala taurina, as both species have a very similar color pattern and a similarly sized pronotum. However, bubalus has dense pubescence scattered across the pronotum, whereas taurina has little to no pubescence. Additionally, bubalus is also very similar to Stictocephala bisonia, again having a similar color pattern and showing [in some individuals] dark brown legs. However, bisonia lacks the dense pubescence of bubalus and has an overall 'boxier' pronotum: it is noticeably higher and larger than in bubalus.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Hadrophallus bubalus No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Harry Wilson
Wake 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: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Matthew S. Wallace
Out Of State Co.
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