Found in dry places among dead leaves and undergrowth of deciduous woods, the Least Shieldback is a predator and scavenger of other insects, but will also feed on live vegetation.
Also called Davis’ Shield-bearer, Mountain Shield-bearer.
Not completely known; probably overwinters in egg state with nymphs hatching in spring and maturation occurring throughout late spring and early summer. Presumed to persist until frost. Adult specimens have been collected from early June until early October.
- iNaturalist Species Account
- Singing Insects of North America
- BugGuide Species Account
- Vermont Atlas of Life Data Explorer
- Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist – Not recorded
- Singing Insects of North America Distribution Map