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Heliria fitchi - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Brian Bockhahn
Taxonomy
Family: MEMBRACIDAESubfamily: SmiliinaeTribe: Telamonini
Taxonomic Author: (Ball, 1925)
Identification
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Description: A greenish-brown species with a double-lobed pronotal crest, but not as strongly lobed as in H. cristata. The wings have dark venation and a smoky, brown mark at the tips.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Rare with a single recent record from the western Piedmont.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in higher elevation mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Quercus alba (white oak), Q. montana (chestnut oak) (Wallace 2014)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This genus is in the process of being taxonomically revised.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Heliria fitchi No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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