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Erythroneura aclys - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© William Fisher- note pattern

© William Fisher- note coloration
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A very distinctive dark Erythroneura with an underlying yellow or white dorsum. There are two symmetrical blackish bands on the wings that connect near the base of the wings and extend to the tip of the head, forming a sharp dark point when viewed from above; the way these bands extend to the head is distinctive. The margins of the pronotum are a pale yellow color, distinctive for this species; the scutellum is entirely black. The sides of the wings have white, blue, and red markings bordering the main dark bands. The center of the wings has a white "four-petalled" pattern with a red dot in the center; the size of the white marks varies among individuals, ranging from large to nonexistent. Nymphs are yellowish overall. Adults are 2.7-3.1 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2007)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Central and eastern United States (3I)
Abundance: Rare, only recorded a few times 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 in mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Redbud (Cercis canadensis) (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Erythroneura aclys 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: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv lights Goes with the other record for this species.
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: I think the ID is correct but the middle of the back markings are not normal.
Photo by: William Fisher
Orange Co.
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Photo by: William Fisher
Orange Co.
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Photo by: William Fisher
Orange Co.
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