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Catonia bicinctura - No Common Name



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color & pattern
Taxonomy
Family: ACHILIDAE
Identification
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Description: A dark brown and reddish species. The wings are mostly uniformly brown, with faint whitish patches to the outer edge of the wings; some individuals may show an indistinct broad white transverse band on part of the wings. The wing veins are pale with many small black spots along their length. The thorax is a bold reddish color, and the head is yellowish-brown. The underside of the body is dark reddish-brown, and the legs are dark. The face is an orange-brown color, with two bold white transverse lines. Adults are 4.2-5.1 mm long. (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: An uncommon species, recorded across the state with a majority of records from the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; possibly more abundant in areas with pine and beautyberry.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest and pine forest.
Plant Associates: Pine (Pinus sp.), Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry, Verbenaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species and C. pini have similarly colored faces, but the rest of the body and wings are very differently marked and colored.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Catonia bicinctura No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Dare Co.
Comment: open, coastal, pine habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Dare Co.
Comment: open, coastal, pine habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat in a pine dominated forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: grassy, brushy habitat in a pine dominated forest