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Xantholobus lateralis - No Common Name



© Rob Van Epps- male

© Rob Van Epps- note head pattern

© Rob Van Epps- male
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee)
Identification
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Description: Females are large and long, with a light to dark brown pronotum with a narrow yellow lateral border. Males are smaller with a darker pronotum, fuscous to black, with a narrow yellow lateral border and yellow transverse band near the rear of the pronotum. There is a slight curve to the pronotum in both sexes, and the forewings are smoky brown with brown tips. The head is yellow spotted with brown and is not pubescent; the eyes are brown and prominent, but the ocelli are not prominent. The undersurface of the head and thorax are brown, and the abdomen is yellowish with dark brown sides; the legs are yellowish-ferruginous. Adults are around 7.5 mm long. (Kopp)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: Scattered records in the mountains and Piedmont. Seasonal distribution: 3 May-6 July (CTNC)
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates: Betula sp., Quercus sp. (CTNC); Q. velutina (CTGSMNP)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Xantholobus lateralis No Common Name

Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods. Male
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods. Male
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods. Male
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Suburban yard near woods. Male