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Dikrella maculata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view; note small red
dots
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctive reddish-orange species with a unique color pattern. There are large block-shaped reddish-orange marks and many small reddish-orange dots scattered across the wings; the speckling is concentrated near the rear of the wings. The scutellum is orange with a small dark orange dot at the ape and white marks on the borders, with one white mark separating the two lateral triangles. The pronotum has a wavy "M" shaped reddish-orange mark, and a smaller, similarly shaped orange mark can be found on the vertex. Adults are around 3.0 mm long.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Found throughout much of North America, as far west as the Rocky Mountains (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties 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 forests.
Plant Associates: Hackberry (Celtis sp.) (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Dikrella maculata 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: 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 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
Wake Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge; on a lawn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge; on a lawn