Length: 8 mm
The dorsal surfaces of Carynota marmorata are reddish brown with yellowish spots, and are punctate with a fine pubescence. The "face" is also reddish-brown, with an occasional yellow spot, and is pubescent. Toward the rear of the insect, the posterior process (the "panhandle") has a yellowish transverse band at the base.
The tegmina are smoky and transparent, with some darker areas including a dark spot near the tip.
The legs are rusty brown.
This species is found from Quebec and Maine through Georgia and west to Missouri and Minnesota. In West Virginia it is not especially common. At least two writers have reported collecting this species on birch, but it is not clear which plant species make up the host plants for Carynota marmorata. The one shown here was photographed in a part of Uphsur County where birches are not at all common.
Right: In Carynota marmorata the ocelli are closer to each other than to the compound eyes.