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Pintalia vibex - No Common Name



© Ken Childs

© Brian Bockhahn

© Kyle Kittelberger- note band color
Taxonomy
Family: CIXIIDAE
Taxonomic Author: Kramer, 1983
Identification
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Description: A dark species, with dark brown to blackish wings with some cream spots. There is a pale midline/stripe that begins on the head and extends across the thorax down the inner margins of the wings. However, this stripe does not sharply contrast with the margins compared to P. delicata, which has a bold white stripe. The part of the stripe in P. vibex that crosses the thorax is typically reddish in color. The face is a dark brown-reddish color with pale outer margins. Adult males are 5.8-7.2 mm long while females are 6.8-7.8 mm (BG).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, seemingly never reported in high numbers. Scattered records across the Piedmont and Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Pintalia vibex No Common Name

Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Suburban yard near woods.
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: At moth sheet
Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf, B. Bockhahn,C. Mitchell
Durham Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV Light
Photo by: Amanda Auxier
Pender Co.
Comment: Attracted to white CFL porch light in semi-wooded neighborhood.
Photo by: Brian Bockhahn
Gates Co.
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Photo by: T. DeSantis
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW; this could be P. delicata, lighting is tough
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat