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Sibovia occatoria - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf- side view

© Paul Scharf- top view

© Ken Childs- reddish individual

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Cicadellinae
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A very distinctive species with two color forms. The normal phase has a mostly black body with yellow stripes and a yellow underside and legs. There is also a pinkish/red phase with red replacing the black on the body. This reddish phase appears to be less common than the typical form. Nymphs of this species at present are unknown.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: A common, widespread species found through the Southeast and into the Neotropics to El Salvador and Costa Rica, with some recent reports from Arizona (per Bugguide).
Abundance: An uncommon species, recorded from all three regions of the state; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been recorded in the state in grassy, brushy areas (including microstygium) and mixed hardwood forest edge.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Sibovia occatoria No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Sweeping in tall grass
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping. IAW Bugguide , there's only one species in the USA with considerable color variation
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught sweeping
Photo by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Weedy area near hardwood forest edge.
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Durham Co.
Comment: 11 am resting on top of wingstem leaves.
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 5.8mm male
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 5.8mm male
Photo by: T. DeSantis, FKW
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW
Photo by: vin stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: vin stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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