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Glossonotus turriculatus - No Common Name

© Solomon Hendrix- note elongated pronotum

© Solomon Hendrix
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Taxonomic Author: (Emmons, 1854)
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A brown to grayish-brown species with a long, slender and narrow pronotal horn that slopes forward. The inner margin of the horn and part of the pronotum can have a light yellowish stripe that contrasts with the darker color of the pronotum. The face is pale yellowish and the legs are yellow.

For images of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern Canada south to Florida and Texas (BG)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the mountains. Seasonal distribution: 15-20 June (CTNC)
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Plant Associates: Crataegus sp., Quercus sp. (CTNC), and Quercus alba (white oak). Adults have also been found on Carya (hickory), Populus (cottonwood), Q. bicolor (swamp white oak), Q. coccinea (scarlet oak), Q. ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak), Q. ilicifolia (bear or scrub oak), Q. macrocarpa (bur oak), Q. rubra (northern red oak), Q. velutina (black oak), and Robinia (locust) (Wallace 2014).
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: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Glossonotus turriculatus No Common Name

Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: MA, female
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: MA, female
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: MA
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: MA