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

Upcoming Events

Information, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Alebra (?) sp. - Alebra eburnea

Alebra (?) sp. - Alebra eburnea
Double Lake Recreation Area, Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto County, Texas, USA
June 8, 2014
Size: ~4 mm?
Looks a lot like Alebra, especially A. aurea. However, to me the head looks quite a bit longer than in other specimens in the guide.

Edit: First BG image for this species.

Moved from Leafhoppers.

Very nice!
Thank you!

Alebra eburnea
Congratulations! You have not only found a second very rare species of this genus, you have also correctly noted the unusual shape of the head.

This species is very similar to A. castaneae, but that species has narrower wings and feeds on chestnut (with the chestnut blight wiping out most of the native chestnuts, this species may be extinct by now).


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