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MEMBRACIDAE Members: NC Records

Heliria gemma - No Common Name



© Solomon Hendrix- note pattern

© Davy Appleseed
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1925)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: The dorsal margin of the pronotal crest slopes posteriorly. Males are densely pubescent, and the pronotum is mottled brown with traces of a creamy tooth and posterior stripe. Females are creamy with brown mottling, particularly emphasized on the crest, and there is an oblique stripe in the rear third of the pronotum; the posterior edge of the crest is a creamy yellowish-white. Adult males are 8-9 mm long, female are 11 mm with a width and height of 5.5 mm. (Kopp & Yonke 1974)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Central and Eastern North America (Deitz & Wallace 2012)
Abundance: Rare, recorded from a couple counties in the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Possibly Populus grandidentata (Wallace 2014)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Heliria gemma No Common Name

Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: tentatively det. Matt Wallace; photographed in Massachusetts (Essex County)
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: tentatively det. Matt Wallace; photographed in Massachusetts (Essex County)
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: tentatively det. Matt Wallace; photographed in Massachusetts (Essex County)
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: tentatively det. Matt Wallace; photographed in Massachusetts (Essex County)
Photo by: Davy Appleseed
Buncombe Co.
Comment: originally posted to iNaturalist, ID determined by M. Wallace