Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Provancher 1872) [a light-colored form; synonymy supported by barcoding data, per K.G.A. Hamilton
]; Acutalis semicrema
(Say 1830) [see, e.g., Tsai & Kopp 1980
Explanation of Names
the epithet may allude to the mythical Tartarus
, a dark, gloomy place
May-Oct in NC(3)
, multiple generations throughout the year in FL(1)
Uses a variety of host plants: black locust, ragweed (Ambrosia spp.), and various species of sunflower and goldenrod, etc.
Tsai J.H., Kopp, D.D. (1981) Life history, morphology, and taxonomy of Acutalis tartarea (Say) (Homoptera: Membracidae). J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 88: 174–185.