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Eratoneura stoveri - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note small red dots
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A yellowish species with a pair of small red dots restricted to the middle of the wings; these red marks are circular in shape. The rest of the wings have yellowish markings, with a pair of bold black spots near the wing tips. Some individuals though lack the red markings and just have a yellow wing pattern. The top of the head has two parallel orange submedial lines, often with a lateral branch; the midline is pale. The pronotum has a yellowish-orange Y or V-shaped mark, with lateral bars; the scutellum is yellowish-orange. The face and underside of the thorax are entirely pale. Adults are 2.8- 3.0 mm long. (3I)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central United States (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Carya tomentosa, Quercus macrocarpa, Ulmus rubra, Ulmus americana, Carya sp., Quercus pagoda, Ulmus alata, among others (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species could be confused with E. micheneri as both have small red markings on the clavus of the wings. However, in E. micheneri the red markings are in the form of a red cube, often times with a smaller red lateral branch; in E. stoveri, the red markings are in the form of small dots.

The non-dotted form of this species is likely not identifiable to species without dissection of a male specimen; there are many Eratoneura species or forms that look very similar to one another.

Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Eratoneura stoveri No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted with a light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted with a light
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: unid_leafhopper