Acutalis tartarea


Common Names: Acutalis tartarea, Smiliine treehopper
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Treehoppers

Size is approximately 4.0 to 4.5 mm. it is a fairly dark species, with light-colored eyes and the tegmina apices abruptly hyaline. The ocelli are small and light-colored; the distance between the ocelli is about the same as the distance between an ocellus and the adjacent eye. The dark pronotum is not pubescent, but is glossy and finely punctate. The basal two-thirds of the tegmina are black, while the apical third is suddenly hyaline with heavy black veins. The legs are yellowish, though the tarsi may be darker. Found on a variety of host plants including black locust, ragweed, sunflowers, and goldenrods, from May to October.

Edible Notes: Not likely edible.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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