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Empoa rubricola - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note broad dark brown band

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note how band tapers

© Kyle Kittelberger- not shape of band
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeSynonym: Typhlocyba rubricola
Identification
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Description: A pale, yellowish species with a single broad, dark brown transverse band across the middle of the wings; this band noticeably tapers near the costal margin, and the center of the band is narrower than the the sides. The apical cells of the wing are brownish, with a band of brown spots along the apical crossveins. The The head, pronotum, and scutellum are yellowish, with the latter sometimes having orange lateral triangles. Adults are 3.25-3.5 mm long. (Christian, 1953)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America, not very common
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the right habitat, but not a common species.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Red oak, pin oak, Quercus sp. (Christian, 1953)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Empoa rubricola No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: found near mixed hardwood forest, in the open
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: found near mixed hardwood forest, in the open
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: found near mixed hardwood forest, in the open
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light