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Erythroneura reflecta - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note pattern

© Ken Childs- note coloration

© Ken Childs- boldly marked individual

© Ken Childs- dark individual
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A fairly distinctive reddish-orange and yellow patterned species with two color forms. In the most common form, the pattern on the head and thorax, which is yellow in color (sometimes with hints of orange), transitions and blends into reddish-orange markings near the base of the wings. The extent of red versus orange color can vary among individuals but there is usually a clear and noticeable transition in color. The top of the head has two bold yellow or orange parallel lines with a pale midline; these lines extend onto the pronotum before connecting, forming a long "Y" or "V" shape when viewed from above. The scutellum is concolorous with the pronotal markings, and the tips of the wings are dark. In the darker color form, the yellow markings have been replaced by red, resulting in all markings being a dark reddish color that contrasts with the bold white spots on the wings and body. Adults are 3.0- 3.3 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2007)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Central and eastern United States, southeastern Canada (3I)
Abundance: Recorded recently from several counties in the Piedmont and mountains where it is relatively uncommon; possibly more abundant across the state in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Vitis riparia, other Vitis sp.; also Aesculus sp. (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Dark individuals of this species could be confused with other Erythroneura, such as E. rubra. However, note differences in color and pattern: in reflecta, the dark red color pattern contrasts with bold white patches whereas in rubra the lighter red color pattern contrasts with pale blue patches.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythroneura reflecta No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open forest habitat near pond
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
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
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
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: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to black light in woods.
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment: dark form
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment: dark form
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: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights - unid_leafhopper
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Iredell Co.
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Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Iredell Co.
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