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Erythridula praecisa - No Common Name



© Rob Van Epps- note wing coloration

© Rob Van Epps- note dark scutellum

© Kyle Kittelberger- note dark wing spots

© Rob Van Epps- yellowish, immature
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Erythroneurini
Taxonomic Author: (Knull, 1946)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Yellowish or white with orange-red stripes on the wings and a distinctive band of dark blotches across the wings before the apical cells; this pattern is characteristic of this species. There is an inverted yellow V extending across the pronotum and vertex, with the vertex midline pale. The scutellum is either completely dark or pale with darker lateral triangles; sometimes in darker individuals the dark mesonotum is visible through the pronotum. The underside of the thorax is entirely dark, and the abdomen is dark dorsally (typically visible through the wings). Adults are 2.8-3.2 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2009)

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Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central North America, as far south as North Carolina and Tennessee (3i)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont, likely more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Forest edge, mixed hardwood forest
Plant Associates: Betula alleghaniensis, Betula lutea, Betula papyrifera, Betula populifolia, Fagus sp. (3i)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythridula praecisa No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest; females with dark underside to thoraxes
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest; females with dark underside to thoraxes
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods. Male
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods. Male
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods.
Photo by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: Attracted to UV light. Yard near woods.