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Erythridula abolla - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note color pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- note dark abdomen

© John Rosenfeld- note pronotum and head color

© John Rosenfeld- note bicolored wings
Taxonomy
Family: CicadellidaeSubfamily: TyphlocybinaeSynonym: Arboridia abolla
Identification
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Description: A mostly bicolored species, with reddish-brown wings that have contrasting pale apices. The scutellum, pronotum, and vertex are largely concolorous with the wings, being a reddish-orange to reddish-brown color. Note: some individuals can have an entirely yellow color pattern, instead of reddish-brown. The face is pale; the underside of the thorax is either entirely pale or has a dark mesosternum. The abdomen is blackish dorsally. Adults are 2.8- 3.2 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2009)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States (3I)
Abundance: A couple records from the Piedmont; probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found near mixed hardwood forest, open habitat
Plant Associates: Fagus grandifolia, Ilex decidua, Myrica sp., Pinus rigida, Pinus sp., Pinus virginiana, Quercus muehlenbergii, Ulmus sp. (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species could be confused with E. vinaria, a species that has not yet been recorded in North Carolina. This species is similarly colored but has darker wings (not as strong of a contrast with wing tips, and the color seems to extend closer to the tips, reaching the apical crossveins), a brown face, and an entirely dark underside of the thorax.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythridula abolla No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light; female
Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: John Rosenfeld
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: B. Bockhahn
Iredell Co.
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