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DERBIDAE Members: NC Records

Cedusa maculata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Randy Emmitt
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: A distinctive, boldly-marked species. Grayish to blackish overall, with dark spots on the wings giving a mottled appearance; this is the only Cedusa to have pale venation. The legs are colored similarly to that of the wings.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern & central United States and eastern Canada; also Honduras and Costa Rica (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon, with scattered records across the state, mostly in the Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures (UDEL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: The most distinctive and easy to identify member of this genus; nothing can be confused with it.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Cedusa maculata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open forest habitat, near a pond
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: attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 5.8 mm male, forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 5.8 mm male, forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Yancey Co.
Comment: 5.8 mm male, forest edge with small lawn and meadow nearby
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights, they were randomly placed on the sheet, 5 of them.
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights, they were randomly placed on the sheet, 5 of them.