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Oecleus borealis - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf- side view

© Paul Scharf- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CIXIIDAE
Identification
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Description: A small dark species with very large eyes relative to the small and slender vertex (top of the head), characteristic of this genus. The face and head are black, with edges outlined in yellow or orange; there is an orange midline on the face. The thorax is also dark with orange longitudinal lines. The abdomen is dark, as is the wing venation, and the legs are pale. See here for images of a pinned specimen.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central United States, as far west as the Southwest; also Ontario (UDEL).
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont. Of the two species in this genus that may be found in NC, this is the most common and therefore the most likely to be encountered.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably grassy areas
Plant Associates: Chilopsis linearis (desert willow, Bignoniaceae) (UDEL)
Behavior:
Comment: Charles Bartlett notes that he has not found a way to superficially distinguish the two species of Oecleus found in the East. Therefore a specimen is needed for conclusive identification, though O. borealis is the more common of the two species.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Oecleus borealis No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping.There are two species of Olecleus expected in the East, O. borealis and O. productus. There is no known way of separating these species externally. Since borealis is more common this individual is more likely to be that species.\"
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping.There are two species of Olecleus expected in the East, O. borealis and O. productus. There is no known way of separating these species externally. Since borealis is more common,this individual is more likely to be that species."
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping.There are two species of Olecleus expected in the East, O. borealis and O. productus. There is no known way of separating these species externally. Since borealis is more common this individual is more likely to be that species."
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping.There are two species of Olecleus expected in the East, O. borealis and O. productus. There is no known way of separating these species externally. Since borealis is more common this individual is more likely to be that species."
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Caught Sweeping.There are two species of Olecleus expected in the East, O. borealis and O. productus. There is no known way of separating these species externally. Since borealis is more common,this individual is more likely to be that species."