Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#621387
Cuerna sp.  - Cuerna

Cuerna sp. - Cuerna
Wilton, Inland Barrens, Saratoga County, New York, USA
March 18, 2012
Cuerna sp., new month for this inland barrens specialist. Last fall, tried to get material so I had enough to send out for I.D. On the advice of Dr. Hamilton, I did look hard, but found none ready to overwinter. But today, first day after a week of searching (first day to break 72), THERE THEY WERE, and in good numbers. No emergent plants yet however so wonder what they will feed on?- in that this is over a month earlier than the April 2011 material, see http://bugguide.net/node/view/508645#901521. But now we should get this finally to species. I was so excited I emailed Dr. Hamilton from the field. This is the HARDEST bug to find and film in the wild. Its jet black color allows it to disappear rapidly, and it is a strong far flier- not much bigger than a grain of rice on top of it. And still, only found on the one dune side. Interesting. I am now closer to knowing this bugger's host plant. Only one odd plant sticks out as a sore thumb in that area. And, this summer- I'll be growing IT AND THIS HOPPER until I figure it out. :0-) Love this hopper. Love a good mystery. Think if I remember, it can be only one of two: C. sayi or C. fenestella.

Moved
Moved from Cuerna fenestella.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Cuerna.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
so
this looks like the sharpshooters? is color the only difference for the species? gorgeous bug and great pic by the way... coolness.. I need to look for these!

 
Robin
No, color is not the only thing. . .and their can be morphs for the same species. But yes, a "Sharpshooter." Andy Hamilton is the expert. For this animal, there are two very similar species in the U.S. They differ by microscopic characters of the male's genitalia. More to come from Dr. Hamilton I'm sure.

K.

 
Cuerna
Probably C. fenestella, which is known to occur in southern Ontario and is expected also to occur in "barrens" farther east.

 
hah!
how cool...Ooo I like the black..

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.