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Erythroneura delicata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Ken Childs- form 'accepta'

© Ken Childs- form 'accepta', note black dots
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A somewhat distinctive pale species with an orange to red color pattern. The orange marks on the middle of the wing resemble a bow-tie in shape, and there are two variations of the wing pattern. The nominate form has only reddish-orange marks on the wing, while form 'accepta' has two bold black dots on the bow-tie; the reddish-orange wing markings can be slightly thinner in 'accepta'. The top of the head has two orange parallel lines, while the pronotum has a "Y" shaped mark that is concolorous with the orange lines on the head. The scutellum is also pale, with two yellow-green to orange lateral triangles in the upper corners. The wing tips have some dark smudging to them, with four black dots that, when the wings are closed, form the outline of a triangle. Adults are 2.9-3.2 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2007)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Central and eastern United States, southeastern Canada (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties across the state, primarily in the Piedmont where it can be locally common; likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest and forest edge.
Plant Associates: Vitis spp., Aesculus sp., Ilex decidua (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythroneura delicata No Common Name

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, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf, Patrick Coin
Halifax Co.
Comment: grassy area and mixed hardwood forest edge near pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
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
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: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Came to UV light. Yard near woods.