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Anotia bonnetii - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: This species has brownish wings, with the veins outlined in brown. The lower outer margins of the wings have some red-lined veins, and there are small black spots on the apical edges; there are however no dark veins, a key characteristic. Two bold dark spots, one on each wing, can be found on the inner edge near the middle. The thorax and abdomen are reddish-brown, and there are no dark markings on top of the head (separating this species from westwoodi). (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States, Ontario, and Mexico (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to scarce, recorded in several counties across the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open areas near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures (UDEL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This genus can be difficult to identify, and some species vary in color, especially on the wings. A. bonnetii, kirkaldyi, and westwoodi are very similar.

This species can be separated from kirkaldyi in having broadly darkened wing venation and 2 fuscous markings on the head; in kirkaldyi, there is one especially dark wing vein (contrasting with the rest) and 2 red markings on the head. Westwoodi has different head markings from these two.

Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Anotia bonnetii No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: likes my sheet at the moth lights. - unid_planthopper