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Eratoneura bella - No Common Name

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Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
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Description: A yellow-white to yellowish species with a bold, vibrant red color pattern on the wings. The vertex has yellowish-orange submedial lines, with lateral branches that form circular shapes. The pronotum has a Y or V-shaped yellowish medial mark, and the scutellum is yellowish with slightly darker lateral triangles. About a third of the wings is red, at the bases; the reddish mark covers most of the clavus, typically with a small rectangular section extending outwards from the posterior part of the mark. The rest of the wings are yellow with white patches. There are two small black spots on the inner margin of the apical cells, a black spot along the costal margin of each wing, and a red spot at the base of the crossveins before the wing tips. Adults are 2.8- 3.1 mm long. (3I)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Primarily the Mississippi and Ohio River Valley areas of eastern and central United States (3I)
Abundance: Rare, a single record from the foothills of the Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the state, especially in the mountains.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Plant Associates: Platanus occidentalis, Platanus sp., Quercus pagoda (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: A fairly distinct species, it could be confused with E. aesculi. Both species have similar wing patterns, but in E. aesculi there is a small, circle to oval-shaped white patch inside the red.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Eratoneura bella No Common Name

Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.