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Rhynchomitra microrhina - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph

© Kyle Kittelberger- nymph
Taxonomy
Family: DICTYOPHARIDAE
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A green species with a long, tapered, sharply pointed head. The legs and outer margin of part of the wings can be orange-brown, and the wing venation is green. For more images of a pinned adult, see here: UDEL. Nymphs are light brownish-orange overall, showing the characteristicly long, tapered head found in the adult.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States; also Belize (UDEL)
Abundance: A somewhat common species, found across the Piedmont and Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy fields, as well as near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush, Rubiaceae), Eragrostis curvula (weeping lovegrass, Poaceae), Hibiscus moscheutos (crimsoneyed rosemallow, Malvaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can occasionally be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Rhynchomitra microrhina No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy field-type habitat; a nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy field-type habitat; a nymph
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: tall grassy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: tall grassy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: tall grassy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: tall grassy habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, field-type habitat with microstygium among mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, field-type habitat with microstygium among mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, field-type habitat with microstygium among mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy, field-type habitat with microstygium among mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Wake Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Stanly Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Tracy S. Feldman
Durham Co.
Comment: unid_planthopper
Photo by: Tracy S. Feldman
Durham Co.
Comment: unid_planthopper
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Grassy open area.
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: came to lights stayed at the top of the sheet.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: Landed on my car, came from the mulch pile.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: Landed on my car, came from the mulch pile.