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Telamona maculata - No Common Name



© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1908)
Identification
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Description: A reddish-brown species with a broad, tall pronotal crest (almost a plateau shape). The posterior tip of the pronotum is red, followed by a pale brown and then a dark brown, almost black band. The pronotal horns may be reddish as well and extend well to the sides of the rest of the pronotum. The front of the head is pale.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: Uncommon, recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and mountains. Seasonal distribution: 10 May- October (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Forest with oak
Plant Associates: Carya (hickory), Quercus alba (white oak) [nymphs on this plant], Q. bicolor (swamp white oak), Q. macrocarpa (bur oak), Q. montana (chestnut oak) (Wallace 2014).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species could perhaps be confused with T. tristis, though that species (particularly males) tends to have a pale to yellow middle of the pronotum and crest contrasting with dark brownish to black sides. Note though that in tristis, the front of the pronotum is much darker. The coloration of the pronotum in T. maculata also helps distinguish from T. tristis, with maculata having a differently colored pronotum and a reddish-brown to reddish pronotal apex, followed by a prominent black dash on either side.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Telamona maculata No Common Name

Photo by: Britta Muiznieks
Dare Co.
Comment: unid_treehopper
Photo by: Britta Muiznieks
Dare Co.
Comment: unid_treehopper
Photo by: Britta Muiznieks
Dare Co.
Comment: unid_treehopper
Photo by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin
Madison Co.
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Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: small hard to get a photograph of.
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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