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Sayiana sayi - No Common Name



© J. Allen Ratzlaff
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAE
Identification
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Description: A pale, bicolored species: the head, thorax and base of the wings are whitish while the posterior 2/3 of the wings are a golden color [in fresh individuals]. The wings greatly extend past the abdomen, with large antennal clubs extending out from the head. Along the costal margin of each wing, there is a characteristic hook-like projection projection.

Check here for multiple angles of a pinned specimen: UDEL. And for additional images of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States, rarely encountered.
Abundance: A single record from the mountains; rare.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species superficially resembles Anotia, but the wings are a different size and, in bold individuals, a different color/pattern from our Anotia. There are 4 members of this genus, though only sayi is found in the United States; the other three species occur in Puerto Rico and Trinidad (UDEL)
Status: Native
Global and State Rank: GNR [GU] [S2S3]

Species Photo Gallery for Sayiana sayi No Common Name

Photo by: J. Allen Ratzlaff
Buncombe Co.
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