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Telamona projecta - No Common Name



© Steve Hall- note the distinctive shape

© Randy Emmitt
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: TelamoniniSynonym: Helonica excelsa, Telamona magniloba, Telamona cucullata
Taxonomic Author: (Butler, 1877)
Identification
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Description: An unmistakable species with a distinctive pronotal crest that strongly angles forward, almost resembling a reversed fish fin. The pronotal color is grayish-brown to dark brown with some pale mottling. (Wallace, 2015)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central North America
Abundance: Recorded a couple times in the Piedmont, representing a first state record for this species.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Mixed hardwood forest where Quercus (oak) is present.
Plant Associates: Nymphs have been found on Quercus alba (white oak) and Q. velutina (black oak), and adults have been found on Q. laurifolia (laurel oak), Q. palustris (pin oak), Q. stellata (post oak), and Vitis vinifera (wine or wild grape) (Wallace 2014).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests

Species Photo Gallery for Telamona projecta No Common Name

Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: quite the little hopper!
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: quite the little hopper!
Photo by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
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