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Cixidia variegata - No Common Name



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Taxonomy
Family: ACHILIDAESynonym: Epiptera variegata
Identification
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Description: A brown species with a mottled, spotted wing pattern that can vary in darkness and color among individuals. The legs and underside of the body are brown, though the underside of the thorax is grayish. The head is short and does not extend far out from the body; the face is brown with many small pale, yellowish spots, characteristic for this species. It is important to photograph the face in order to make a conclusive ID for individuals that may represent this species or other similar ones.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central United States, as far west as the Southwest; also parts of Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Several records across the state, with a majority in the coastal plain; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open habitat near pine forest.
Plant Associates:
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Cixidia variegata No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Dare Co.
Comment: open habitat near coastal shrub/pine forest