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Eratoneura morgani - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- mature adult

© Ken Childs- note two crossbands
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctive banded hopper. Adults are yellowish overall with two bold, dark brown to black bands that almost resemble a bow-tie in shape. One band extends across the pronotum while the other extends across the lower part of the wings, before the apical cells. The top of the head has two parallel orange submedial lines, often with a lateral branch; the midline is pale. The tips of the wings are a pale yellow color, and the orange markings on the wing and head darken to a reddish color as adults mature; younger individuals can be quite yellow. Adults are 3.0- 3.4 mm long. (3I)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Mississippi River Valley, the Midwest; mostly west of the Appalachians, the records here appear to be the first east of the Appalachians. (3I)
Abundance: Has been recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont; probably very uncommon to rare throughout the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: A very distinctive hopper, nothing else looks like it. The two banded pattern contrasts with other Erythroneurini that are banded, as those species have either a single or three bands.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Eratoneura morgani No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: not a good pic, but a distinctive color pattern; mixed hardwood forest habitat
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: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest