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Anotia fitchi - No Common Name



© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: A colorful species with two broad, brown lines extending from the sides of the head, along the sides of the thorax, and expanding onto the wings; the rest of the wings are a milky white color, as is the rest of the head. The wing venation is pale, almost white, and the lower outer edge of the wing has red markings. The thorax, between the brown border, is a lighter brown color, and the sides of several abdominal segments are red. The antennal bases are also a bright red color.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States; also Cuba, Mexico, and Panama (UDEL)
Abundance: Recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures. Adults have been associated with Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane), Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass, Poaceae), and Carya (Hickory, Juglandaceae). (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.
Status: Native
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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