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DERBIDAE Members: NC Records

Otiocerus abbotii - No Common Name



© Jim Petranka- note wing pattern

© Jim Petranka
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: A distinctive member of this genus, it has pale, yellowish wings with small black spots scattered across the wings and along the tips. The rest of the body is mostly concolorous with the yellowish color of the wings. Adults are 9 mm long. See here for a nice image of an adult: BG.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States and Ontario (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to rare, scattered records across the state; can occur in high abundance in some locations, such as at Bald Head Island.
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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). Adults have been found on Quercus (oak) (BHL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light; may be found overwintering in logs. (UDEL)
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Otiocerus abbotii No Common Name

Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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