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Erythridula noeva - No Common Name

© Kyle Kittelberger- not a great
picture, but notice the scutellum
pattern; a black "V"
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeSynonym: Arboridia noeva
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Description: This species has typical coloration for the genus, with bold red lines on the wings, thorax, and head. However, the mesonotum is typically a dark brownish color. The scutellum in particular is dark, being a dark reddish-brown color overall; however, the scutellum often times has a pale midline, resulting in a dark V-shape. Sometimes the dark mesonotum shows through the pronotum. Color variety 'parma' has a reddish "V" for the scutellum, with two small black marks confined to the upper angles of the lateral triangles. The face is pale, as is the thorax are pale except for the mesosternum which is dark; the abdomen is pale dorsally. The adults are 2.9 to 3.3 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2009)

For more images of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Central and eastern United States, southeastern Canada (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from Wake county in the Piedmont; probably more abundant in the state in the right habitat (has been recorded from the TN side of the Smoky Mountains.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), Juglans sp., Acer saccharum, Carpinus sp., Aesculus sp., Acer pictum, Quercus imbricaria, among others (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a black light.
Comment: This is one of several species that have a dark scutellum, and therefore it could be confused with others. These species with a dark scutellum, in order from most to least dark, are: pfrimmeri (BG), penenoeva (BG), noeva (BG), and aspera. Pfrimmeri and penenoeva have completely dark scutellums, but in the former the scutellum is blackish whereas in the latter it tends to be a dark chestnut-brown color. Additionally, the black mesonotum is visible through the pronotum in pfrimmeri; in penenoeva, the mesonotum does not appear through as dark. Noeva has a reddish-brown scutellum that has dark lateral triangles. Aspera has a brown to dark brown scutellum.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythridula noeva No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat