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Bruchomorpha dorsata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: CALISCELIDAE
Identification
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Description: Shining black overall with a bold white dorsal stripe extending from the tip of the abdomen to the tip of the head (UDEL). The legs and underside are brownish, and the face is relatively flat, sloping downwards; this is a key characteristic differentiating from the similar B. extensa. Adults are around 3 mm long. Nymphs are light brown overall, showing the pale stripe down the middle of the body and head.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Transcontinental, found across the United States and Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from a few counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy open areas near pine forest
Plant Associates: Eragrostis curvula (weeping lovegrass) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Sometimes adults are macropterous and have very pronounced wings, differing from the typically brachypterous individuals that have very reduced wings.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Bruchomorpha dorsata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Harnett Co.
Comment: CACR