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Cyrpoptus belfragei - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: FULGORIDAESubfamily: Poiocerinae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A large species, with males being 12 mm long while females are 14 mm (BG). Adults have colorful, patterned wings with a pinkish tinge to them. The wing venation is intricate and dense, and there are pale to clear cells near the apex of the wings and along the wing margin; there sometimes is a white diagonal streak on each wing, near the base, with a black border on one side. The hind wings have a black tip and bright red base; see here. The top of the head is short and flat, slightly pointed. The head (vertex) and face are pale, yellowish in color; sometimes the thorax is also yellow.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and Central United States, south to Honduras and possibly Costa Rica (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommonly encountered, several records from the Coastal Plain and eastern Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the state, especially near the coast.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, brushy habitat.
Plant Associates: Eragrostis curvula (weeping lovegrass, Poaceae), Muhlenbergia reverchonii (seep muhly), Piptochaetium avenaceum (blackseed speargrass); Pinus sp. (pine, Pinaceae) (UDEL)
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Comment: See here for a couple more images of this species, as well as more information on the genus. Members of this genus can be difficult to identify and therefore an ID may not be possible for some individuals.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Cyrpoptus belfragei No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy field-type habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy field-type habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: grassy field-type habitat