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Eratoneura stephensoni - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Ken Childs- note coloration and pattern

© Ken Childs
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A pale, whitish species with a unique, characteristic reddish-orange color pattern. For the most part, the head, pronotum, and scutellum are whitish, with several small orange markings. Four medium-sized orange dots are spaced out across the base of the wings, with a fifth dot at the apex of the scutellum. There is a broken reddish-orange band that transverses across the middle of the wings; it consists of four large dots, varying in size among individuals. There is also a broken reddish-orange crossband that curves across the lower third of the wing, with many reddish dots scattered between this band and the apical cells. The wing tips are darkened. Adults are 2.7- 2.9 mm long. (3I)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States, mostly in the Mississippi River valley (3I)
Abundance: Recorded recently from a few counties in the Piedmont and mountains where it is uncommon to rare; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Oaks: Quercus alba, Quercus coccinea, Quercus laurifolia, Quercus marilandica, Quercus phellos, Quercus shumardii; also Ilex decidua (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: A very distinctive species, nothing else in our area looks like this.
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Eratoneura stephensoni No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Paul Scharf
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge; on a lawn
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: open habitat near mixed hardwood forest edge; on a lawn