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Telamona westcotti - No Common Name



© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Goding, 1894)
Identification
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Description: A somewhat distinctive species with a detailed color pattern across the pronotum, consisting of white, green, and black. Some individuals are more mottled green than others. The wings have a black base and tip, and the underside is dark. This species has a short pronotal crest compared to other members of this genus.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America
Abundance: A few records from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Seasonal distribution: 25 June-5 September (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Quercus alba (white oak), Q. macrocarpa (bur oak), Q. montana (chestnut oak), Tilia (basswood), Ulmus (elm) (Wallace 2014).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Telamona westcotti No Common Name

Photo by: Ralph Perrine
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Ralph Perrine
Orange Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: These individuals were tentatively identified by both M. Rothchild and M Wallace as T.Westcotti.
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: These individuals were tentatively identified by both M. Rothchild and M Wallace as T.Westcotti.
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: These individuals were tentatively identified by both M. Rothchild and M Wallace as T.Westcotti.
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: These individuals were tentatively identified by both M. Rothchild and M Wallace as T.Westcotti.