Hoppers of North Carolina:
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MEMBRACIDAE Members: NC Records

Cyrtolobus clarus - No Common Name



© Mark J. Rothschild- male

© Mark J. Rothschild- female

© Christy Beal- female
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Taxonomic Author: Woodruff, 1924
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A brownish species with two pale transverse bands across the pronotum and a clear window in the middle at the peak of the pronotal crest. The pronotum is higher in females, and the wings of both sexes are mostly hyaline (clear). The legs are yellowish to light brown in color. Females are 5-6 mm long, males are 4-5 mm. (FSCA)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Uncommon to rare, only has been found in a few counties in the state. Seasonal distribution: 4-25 May (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Quercus palustris, Q. phelos (CTNC)
Behavior: To listen to the male courtship call for this genus, listen here. These courtship calls are not audible to the human ear, and the calls here are produced by recording the substrate vibrations that the treehoppers use to communicate through the plants themselves. The recorded call is then amplified so that it is now audible to human ears. Research has shown that treehoppers use vibrations to attract mates, to announce the discovery of a good feeding site, or to alert a defending mother to the approach of a predator (T.IM).
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Cyrtolobus clarus No Common Name

Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
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Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
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Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
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Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
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Photo by: Erich Hofmann
New Hanover Co.
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Photo by: Natalie Childers Beck
Gaston Co.
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Photo by: Natalie Childers Beck
Gaston Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Natalie Childers Beck
Gaston Co.
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Photo by: Christy Beal
Cumberland Co.
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Photo by: Mark J. Rothschild
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Mark J. Rothschild
Out Of State Co.
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