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Entylia carinata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Mark Rothschild- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeSynonym: Entylia concisa
Taxonomic Author: (Forster)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A highly variable species. Adults have a characteristic pronotal shape that distinguishes this species from other NC treehoppers. Mature females have the front pronotal projection curving backwards, whereas males have shorter projections. Adults have orange colored legs and typically a dark underside to the thorax and abdomen. Adult males are 4.5 mm long while females are 5.0 mm.

Nymphs have multiple spiny projections across the body, including a pair of spines down the abdomen. As they age, the develop a structure on the thorax that is reminiscent of the adults pronotal shape.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Ranges from Canada south through the United States (east of the Rocky Mountains) to South America (BG)
Abundance: An abundant species, recorded in a majority of the counties in the state; locally common where present. Seasonal distribution: 13 March-19 December (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been recorded in a variety of habitats, including montane and mixed hardwood forest and pine-dominanted areas.
Plant Associates: Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Ambrosia sp., Aster sp., Bidens bipinnata, B. coronata, Bidens sp., Conyza canadensis, Dahlia sp., Erechtites hieraciifolia, Erigeron sp., Eupatorium capillifolium, E. pilosum, Eupatorium sp., Glycine max, Helianthus anuus, H. tuberosus, Helianthus sp., Quercus palustris, Silphium sp., Solanum tuberosum, Solidago sp., Verbesina alternifolia, Vitis rotundifolia (CTNC)
Behavior: This species is commonly tended to by ants. For some images of this symbiotic relationship involving ants of various species, see: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Nymphs of Publilia concava are quite similar in appearance to those of Entylia carinata (the two species are closely related), even having more or less the same color pattern. In general, Entylia nymphs are more spiny than those of Publilia, often with two rows of spines down the abdomen compared to one in Publilia. There often tends to be a bold pair of yellow spines at the base of the thorax in Entylia. Older Entylia instars also show the pronotal shape characteristic of adults.

Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Entylia carinata No Common Name

Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/92845132
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/92845132
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/92845133
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91799627
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90715872
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88754546
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88754548
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/89517224
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/89517229
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/89517229
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/82934165
Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
Comment: Ants were tending to them
Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
Comment: Ants were tending to them
Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
Comment: Ants were tending to them
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80176972
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80176972
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80044018
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77630899
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76729041
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76728997
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/75604671
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Several found in yard.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Several found in yard.
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815274
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815275
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61815272
Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59473284
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/58652767
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/58652768
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/58376975
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/58376975
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57975464
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57975464
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57975466
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57975468
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57975469
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54692415
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54692417
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Swain Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52274716
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Swain Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/51840442
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Swain Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/51728487
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/48185362
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46253873
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/45919887
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/45919887
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/45919887
Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43728890
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43728890
Photo by: Margarita Lankford
Orange Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43728890
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Iredell Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping in weedy field.
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 4.8 mm, goldenrod along pond margin at forest edge
Photo by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
Comment: unid_treehopper
Photo by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
Comment: unid_treehopper
Photo by: J. A. Anderson
Yadkin Co.
Comment: PIMO
Photo by: NEW, B. Hartness
Moore Co.
Comment: WEWO
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Weedy area near hardwood forest edge.
Photo by: Mark J. Rothschild
Out Of State Co.
Comment: nymph
Photo by: Harry Wilson
Wake Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Harry Wilson
Wake Co.
Comment:
Photo by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW - Swamp Boardwalk
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy and brushy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Watauga Co.
Comment: brushy vegetation surrounded by forest
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Spotted clustered on flowering yellow roadside weed.
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Spotted on plant
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Spotted on plant
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Spotted on plant
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Spotted on plant