Hoppers of North Carolina:
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MEMBRACIDAE Members: NC Records

Xantholobus nitidus - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: Smiliinae
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee)
Identification
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Description: The smallest member of this genus. Adults are finely punctured and polished, with the pronotum very slightly carinate (having a keel-like ridge). The crest is barely distinguished from the rounded surface of the pronotum. The pronotum is brownish (dark brown to blacak in females), paler anteriorly; the central transverse band is indistinct. The head is large, convex, smooth, and finely and closely punctured. The forewing has a brown base; the underside of the body is pale while the legs are whitish. Adult males are 3.0 to 4.0 mm long, while females are 4.0 mm or less; some individuals may reach 5.0 mm. See here for more images of pinned specimens. (Kopp)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: Scattered records across the state. Seasonal distribution: 17 May-19 June (CTNC)
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Status: Native
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