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DERBIDAE Members: NC Records

Anotia westwoodi - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: This species has a wing pattern similar to that of A. bonnetii and kirkaldyi, with brown markings around the veins. The abdomen is brown, and the antennal stubs are a light brown color. There is a small red mark on the side of the head, below the eyes, and the top of the head is dark, a key characteristic of this species.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily eastern United States and Ontario (UDEL); this is one of the most common member of this genus.
Abundance: Recorded in several counties in the Piedmont and mountains, uncommon to rare.
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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 (UDEL).
Behavior: Most likely to be found at night, attracted 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.
Status: Native
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