Hoppers of North Carolina:
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Carynota marmorata - Marbled Treehopper



© John Rosenfeld
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Say, 1830)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A very striking species that is variable in color and pattern, usually some shade of chestnut-brown, and typically mottled with irregular yellowish to greenish-white speckling across the pronotum. The speckling varies between individuals, with some heavily spotted individuals and others with broader, more connected pale [yellow] patches that may form transverse bands across the pronotum. This species has a fairly high and rounded pronotal crest, and the pronotum is coarsely punctate and sparingly pubescent. The head is triangular and marked with red and yellow patches; it is finely punctate and sparingly pubescent. The eyes are red to black. The tegmina is smoky hyaline with prominent veins. The underside of the body is chestnut and the legs are ferruginous. Adults are 8 mm long and 4 mm wide. (Kopp & Yonke, 1974)

For more images of adults, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Rare to uncommon, recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and mountains. Seasonal distribution: 6 June-30 July (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Where birch trees (Betula) occur.
Plant Associates: Betula sp. (CTNC); Betula papyrifera (paper birch) and hazel (Kopp & Yonke, 1974); Alnus incana (gray alder), Corylus americana (American hazelnut), Populus (cottonwood), and Quercus alba (white oak) (Wallace 2014).
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Carynota marmorata Marbled Treehopper

Photo by: Barb Mack
Macon Co.
Comment: originally posted to iNat: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50400505. Found in a wetland area near a river.
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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