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Erythridula electa - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- note color and wing pattern

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Typhlocybinae
Identification
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Description: A somewhat distinctive member of this genus with a unique, prominent wing pattern. The body and base color of the wings are yellowish-white, sometimes with a pale blue tint. Most of the wings are dark, with a dark gray to brownish pattern, among the yellow to reddish-orange wing stripes, surrounding a pale, noticeable central pale mid section that has two distinct sections. The wing apieces, at least the upper apical cells, are pale. There are two prominent longitudinal stripes that extend from the edge of the scutellum across the pronotum before narrowing and merging at the tip of the head; the scutellum and stripes are concolorous with the wing pattern color. The face is brown or black, and the underside of the thorax is entirely dark; the abdomen is dark dorsally. Adults are 2.5-2.8 mm long. (3I)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Central and eastern United States; recorded as far south as Tennessee and North Carolina (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont and mountains, likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Recorded recently from mixed hardwood, open forest habitat.
Plant Associates: Crataegus mollis, Crataegus sp. (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Erythridula electa No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: J. Allen Ratzlaff
Buncombe Co.
Comment: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16734343