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Erythridula nr. aspera - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- side view; note dark wing
tips and scutellum

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A pale species with a yellow, orange, or red color pattern and contrastingly dark brown wing tips and scutellum. The pronotum is pale with two longitudinal stripes, concolorous with the wing stripes.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States
Abundance: Recorded from a few counties in the mountains, possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in grassy, open habitat near forest; likely prefers areas near birch.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: NOTE: Erythridula is a very challenging genus to identify to species level, as there can be variation in pattern and coloration within species, and many species resemble one another. Dissecting specimens is the the only way to determine species for many cases. This page represents individuals that could be E. aspera, in particular var. 'kanensis' which has a dark brown scutellum and dark wing tips, but until a specimen is obtained and dissected we cannot say for certain.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythridula nr. aspera No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
Avery Co.
Comment: grassy, open area with shrubby vegetation and mixed forest nearby; female