Hoppers of North Carolina:
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DERBIDAE Members: NC Records

Otiocerus kirbyii - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: A very pale species, the wings have a faint, broken conspicuous band but the head lacks the reddish stripe found on O. coquebertii; the head is relatively unmarked. The wings are milky and the legs are pale, and the abdomen is unspotted. Adults are 8 mm long. For images of a pinned specimen, see here: UDEL. (BHL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States and parts of Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Rare, only recorded once in the Piedmont.
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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: Can be attracted at night with a light; may be found overwintering in logs. (UDEL)
Comment:
Status: Native
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