Broad-headed Sharpshooter Oncometopia orbona (Fabricius, 1798)  

Status:

Large and distinctive. Only common and widespread member of its genus in the eastern U.S.

Adults apparently over-winter (see photos).

There are 96 records in the project database.

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Close up of a Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Close up of the head of a Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/11/2013). Don notes,"The white wing spots are clumps of wax that the female uses to cover and protect her eggs. She is ready to oviposit." Photo by Don Haskins. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/27/2006). Determined by Sean McCann/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/10/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/15/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/15/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter along the C&O Canal in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/21/2013). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/18/2017). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Howard Co., Maryland (6/18/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Harford Co., Maryland (7/31/2014). Photo by Joshua Jones. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). First record for Baltimore Co. for the project. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter in Howard Co., Maryland (10/12/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter found roosting in January in Howard Co., Maryland (1/16/2014). Notes from Bonnie Ott: "In a little group under a log in the leaf litter! It might be commonly known but I have never found them in the winter before. My guess is they hibernate until spring? This little one started to move about as the sun rays hit him. I placed him back with his friends and gently covered them with the log." Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A female Broad-headed Sharpshooter covering her eggs in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/9/2012). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter nymph in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter nymph in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Determined by John Schneider/BugGuide. Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter nymph at Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/14/2015). Photo by Laura Sebastianelli. (MBP list)

A Broad-headed Sharpshooter nymph in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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