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Nersia florida - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- note short head

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: DICTYOPHARIDAE
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Adults are greenish overall with a wedge-shaped, short head that is not upcurved. The pronotum is shallowly notched. The sides of the head and thorax are edged with white, and the legs are mostly green. The wings themselves are mostly clear and appear fragile, contrasting with the wings of Rhynchomitra. See UDEL for images of a pinned specimen.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Coastal Plain; possibly more abundant in the right habitat, but likely a very uncommon species in the state.
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Behavior: Occasionally attracted at night with lights. (UDEL)
Comment: The nymphs of this species are unknown as of now. It has been claimed before that the only Dictyopharid nymphs that are green are from Nersia, and green nymphs for example on Bugguide have been labeled as such, but this is not actually true. Some Scolops nymphs, such as S. sulcipes, have green nymphs. The nymphs of Nersia could be green, but they are clearly not the only green Dictyopharid nymphs in our region.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Nersia florida No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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