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Heliria cornutula - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Ken Childs

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© Scott Bolick
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1925)
Identification
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Description: A brownish to light green colored species with a broad pronotal crest that is peaked in the front. Adults have a very broad front of the pronotum, extending well to the side of the eyes.

For additional pics of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Scattered records across the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; uncommon to rare. Seasonal distribution: June-15 November (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) (Wallace 2014)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species is closest to Heliria gibberata and in some cases they may not be distinguishable, as some specimens have characteristics of both species. H. cornutula feeds on sweetgum while H. gibberata feeds on hackberry. Additionally, in H. gibberata the pronotum tends to protrude slightly, a feature characteristic of most specimens of this species. (M. Wallace pers. comments)
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Heliria cornutula No Common Name

Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light.
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: FALA
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: near the mercury light.
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: near the mercury light.
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: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge; a sweetgum loving species
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge; a sweetgum loving species