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Tortistilus lateralis - No Common Name



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Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Taxonomic Author: (Funkhouser)
Identification
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Description: Adults are green, with a curved, hornless and crest-less pronotum; the pronotum is not pubescent. There are bold lateral pale lines running across the pronotum lengthwise, and the legs are a pale grayish color. The eyes are mottled black and yellow. The wings are hyaline, with broad wing cells and yellowish-brown venation. Females are 9 mm long, while males are 8-8.5 mm long. (Funkhouser, 1936)

See FSCA for more.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America, where uncommon to rare
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Coastal Plain; rare.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal
Plant Associates: Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) (FSCA)
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Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for Cypress Swamps and Savannas

Species Photo Gallery for Tortistilus lateralis No Common Name

Photo by: Ed Corey, Will Morris, Eli Bradley
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Ed Corey, Will Morris, Eli Bradley
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Chris Dietrich
Out Of State Co.
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