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Cuerna occidentalis

Cuerna occidentalis
James Dilley Preserve, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Orange County, California, USA
July 4, 2016
This interesting brown species has no markings like other Cuerna, besides perhaps unica(?). This hopper was disturbed from a series of Baccharis pilularis (coyote brush) plants. The only nearby plant was Eriogonum fasciculatum.


and unica:

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Moved from Cuerna.

Based on the range.


Separation of occidentalis vs unica
seems tentative at best. Wish Andy was about!

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