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Otiocerus coquebertii - No Common Name



© Jim Petranka- note wing coloration

© Floyd Williams

© Ken Childs- teneral specimen, probable ID

© Scott Bolick
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Taxonomic Author: Kirby, 1821
Identification
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Description: A boldly marked species with forked red bands on otherwise pale, whitish wings, running along the claval suture of the wings before forking towards the apices. There is an additional small red dash on the wings, below the main red band on the clavus. The red lines continue onto the sides of the thorax, extending as a broad red stripe across the sides of the head; the short antennae are also reddish. The head is large and rostrate, and the legs are pale. Adults are about 8.75 mm long. (Dozier 1922)

Some individuals of this species are almost entirely red, a very striking appearance. This form is infrequently encountered and is known as var. rubidus.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States & Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Scattered records across the state, primarily in the Piedmont and mountains, where it is uncommon to scarce; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures. Adults have been found to associate with Fagus (Beach, Fagaceae), Quercus (Oak, Fagaceae), and Acer (maple, Aceraceae). (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light; may be found overwintering in logs. (UDEL)
Comment: Teneral individuals do not have the colors and patterns characteristic of the adults developed yet, and can therefore appear different. This is true for all species in this genus.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Otiocerus coquebertii No Common Name

Photo by: SCOTT R BOLICK
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: SCOTT R BOLICK
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: SCOTT R BOLICK
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Floyd Williams
Gates Co.
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Photo by: E. Corey, K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Comment: GORG - UV light and sheet at Ranger Residence on Frozen Creek Road
Photo by: E. Corey, K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
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Photo by: Floyd Williams
Gates Co.
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