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Otiocerus amyotii - No Common Name



© J. Allen Ratzlaff- note wing pattern

© Ben Grubbs- note lack of black on head
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: A pale species with two bold black bands extending from the eyes to the tip of the wings, pinching in the middle. A bold red mark extends horizontally from the eyes to the edge of an otherwise pale head; there are no other marks on the head, key when differentiating from O. wolfii which has a very similar wing pattern but has black marks on the side of the head. There are some small black dots on the rear of the wings, near the tips and above the dark wing bands. Adults are 10.0 mm long. For an image of a pinned specimen, see UDEL.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Several records across the state, 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). Adults have been found on hickory and other forest trees (BHL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light; may be found overwintering in logs. (UDEL)
Comment: This species is most similar to O. wolfii and can be differentiated by the lack of a black mark on the head.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Otiocerus amyotii No Common Name

Photo by: North Carolina State University Insect Collection
Wake Co.
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Photo by: J. Allen Ratzlaff
Buncombe Co.
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