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FLATIDAE Members: NC Records

Flataloides scabrosus - No Common Name



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Taxonomy
Family: FLATIDAESubfamily: Flatoidinae
Identification
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Description: A distinctive species in the state. This genus has the vertex wider than long, and in dorsal view the front of the head is truncate or weakly rounded (UDEL). There are two lateral spines on the posterior tibiae. When at rest, the wings are held fairly flat. This species is relatively pale overall, with greenish and orange tints on the wings, though there is variation in pattern among individuals. There are a couple of dark markings on the temple/side of the head that appear to be characteristic of Flataloides scabrosus (BG).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Southeastern United States, from NC south to Florida and west to Texas; also Brazil (UDEL)
Abundance: An uncommon to rare species, only recorded from three counties in the Piedmont.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: ?
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Flataloides scabrosus No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; first record of this genus this far north
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; first record of this genus this far north
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
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: Found while sampling for moths on a sheet, using 15 watt blacklight
Photo by: Mike Dunn
Chatham Co.
Comment: Attracted to black light for moths