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Jadera obscura

Jadera obscura (Westwood 1842)

Jadera obscura
J. obscura specimen, Smithsonian Institute.

Range: Mexico through Argentina, Peru
Hosts: Cardiospermum grandiflorum (Showy Balloonvine or Showy Heartseed), Paullinia turbacensis (Paullinia), Serjania decaplueria, Serjania mexicana (both Serjania Vine), Thinouia myriantha (Thinouia Vine)
Physical description: About 9 to 14 mm in length with a very slender shape that distinguishes it from other species of Jadera. Dark brown dorsal side; tip and sides of head are red. Ventral side is ochre in color. Appendages are black.


Estimated J. obscura distribution
J. obscura has been found in Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, but the exact locations of where it was collected are not known.

Red markers = locations of collection sites
Blue region(s) of land = inferred range
3/4 inch = 2000 miles
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