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Telamona concava - No Common Name



© Ken Childs

© Brian Bockhahn
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Fitch, 1851)
Identification
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Description: A striking member of this genus, with a color pattern that varies among specimens. Typically, the body is a combination of a dark brown to black color with green to bluish blotches across the pronotum and on the legs. The pronotum has a prominent and tall crest, with a rounded top and a small posterior 'step'; the exact shape of the pronotal crest can vary between individuals (BG).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded recently from the Piedmont and mountains, possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Quercus alba (white oak), Q. velutina (black oak) (Wallace 2014)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Telamona concava No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to Mercury Vapor lamp
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to Mercury Vapor lamp
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to Mercury Vapor lamp
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to Mercury Vapor lamp