Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
1992 (see discussion here
Explanation of Names
Greek brochos (βρο'χος) 'net' + umen (υμη'ν) 'membrane'
Usually bark-like (cryptic
). Lateral teeth on juga
. Head elongated, pronotum laterally with toothlike projections, and rear margin of abdomen has pleated pattern.
across NA south to Panama, but poorly represented outside the US(4)
forests, orchards; on various trees and shrubs(5)
Spring, fall (adults typically absent in mid-summer); Apr-May, Sep-Oct in KS
phytophagous (some reports of predation)(5)
Eggs are attached in clusters to twigs and leaves in spring. Nymphs grow slowly. Adults overwinter in crevices or leaf litter. A single generation per year.(6)