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Poblicia texana - No Common Name



© Brian Bockhahn

© Brian Bockhahn
Taxonomy
Family: FULGORIDAESubfamily: Poiocerinae                                                                                 
Identification
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Description: A very distinctively colored species, nothing else resembles it. A pale grayish tan color overall with a bold, broad black transverse band extending from the head down the pronotum and scutellum. The wings have pinkish cells, and the pattern overall is reticulated/mottled. The legs are bicolored, both black and tan. Adults are 18-20+ mm long, approaching an inch. Nymphs are reddish-brown with greenish wing pads and a broad white midline on the thorax. The head is a characteristic rounded lobe.

For additional images of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Mainly found from Texas and Arkansas, with recent records from TN, GA, and now NC. It appears that this species has been expanding its range and is a recent arrival in the Southeast.
Abundance: Rare, a single record from the Piedmont, this species is likely a recent arrival in the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open woodland forest.
Plant Associates: Woody plants
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Not much is known about the biology of this species. For more information on this species, see: Oman 1936.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Poblicia texana No Common Name

Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Durham Co.
Comment: Front porch
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Durham Co.
Comment: Front porch
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Durham Co.
Comment: Front porch
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Durham Co.
Comment: Front porch