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Hopper - Poblicia texana

Hopper - Poblicia texana
Upson County, Georgia, USA
September 22, 2011
Size: wingspan 41mm body 14mm
Came to a mercury vapor light setup.

Moved from ID Request.

Poblicia texana
Poblicia fuliginosa, the only other species in the USA, has transparent hind wings with dark borders.

This is the first record of this species this far east. Can you please be more specific about where you found it?

I have a mercury vapor light
I have a mercury vapor light with a couple of blacklights set up in my back field. It is an small field with a few very old pecan trees sitting next to some mixed woodlands in northern Upson County It was collected just north of Thomaston just under an hour drive south of Atlanta. I am new at collecting, so if I didn't answer with the details you need, just let me know.

collecting Poblicia
These insects are associated with woody plants, so "very old pecans" could be the source of your planthopper. The height of the limbs above the ground would make sweeping and beating impractical. Try putting your blacklights close to the trees, and see if you get any more specimens.

Of course, we could be entirely mistaken about their food source. You could try sweeping vegetation around where you had placed your light traps in the hope of picking up adults or nymphs. Good luck!

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