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Carynota mera - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Harry Wilson

© John Rosenfeld- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Say, 1830)
Identification
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Description: A variable grayish-brown species, sometimes with a broad reddish-black triangular band across the middle of the pronotum and a reddish tip to the pronotum; some individuals may have a greenish tint. This species has a noticeably rounded and elevated pronotum, which is finely punctate pubescent. The tegmina is smoky hyaline with prominent veins and a dark brown tip. The head is very distinctly punctate and sparingly pubescent with short white hairs. Above the black eyes are several small black marks. The legs and underside of the body are ferruginous. Adult males are 8.5 mm long and 4 mm wide, while females are 10 mm long and 5 mm wide. (FSCA), (Kopp & Yonke, 1974)

Nymphs are brownish in color, with a darker brown thorax and speckling across the body. Click here for a neat image of an adult and nymph together.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central North America (FSCA)
Abundance: Uncommon with scattered records across the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Seasonal distribution: 21 May-late October (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Pecan (Carya illinoiensis), shagbark hickory (Carya ovata), bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), butternut (Juglans cinerea), black walnut (Juglans nigra) (Kopp & Yonke, 1974); adults have additionally been found on C. pallida (sand hickory), Quercus alba (white oak), Q. rubra (northern red oak), Tilia americana (American basswood), and Vernonia (ironweed) (Wallace 2014).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Carynota mera No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Harry Wilson
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood and pine habitat
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV lights
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV lights
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
Comment: nymph
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond