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DERBIDAE Members: NC Records

Cedusa redusa - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- male, note phallus
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Bluish overall with blue wings, thorax, body, and head; typical of most members of this genus. The legs are pale orange. The male phallus (reproductive claspers) is large, long and broad; the claspers are in the shape of hooks that curve inwards near the tips (see pic above).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Scattered records across the state; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found 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: A majority of Cedusa look very similar externally, appearing bluish overall. The only way to make a positive ID for many of the species at this point is to examine the genitalia of the males. Therefore, a male specimen is necessary for many species' identifications. Detailed, clear photographs of the male underside showing the genitalia can also be helpful, and perhaps the hope is that after observing enough specimens of a particular species, there may be slight external features that can be associated with an ID.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Cedusa redusa No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge & pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge & pond
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge & pond