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Patara vanduzeei - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: A small dark species, about 5 mm long or less. Adults are sexually dimorphic, with color varying among sexes (females seem to have reddish-brown wings while males are blackish), and male antennae are noticeably longer and thicker than those of the female. In both sexes, there are red and white patches on the outer margin of the wigns, and there is a white band extending along both sides of the thorax at the base of the wings. The frons (face) is very compressed, and the antennae lack appendages (like those in Otiocerus). The head only slightly projects forward in front of the eyes. The legs are pale. (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to scarce, scattered records across the state; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open habitat near mixed hardwood and pine forests.
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:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Patara vanduzeei No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light. First and only one observed in three years
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light. First and only one observed in three years
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: open, grassy habitat surrounded by pine and mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: open, grassy habitat surrounded by pine and mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Photo by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI