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Cixidia fusca - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note white facial stripe

© Kyle Kittelberger- note wing spots

© Kyle Kittelberger- note head shape

© Kyle Kittelberger- note dark face
Taxonomy
Family: ACHILIDAESynonym: Epiptera fusca
Taxonomic Author: (Walker, 1851)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: A mostly uniform brown species, with dark brown wings that have paler, light-brown to orange outer margins; the wing tips also can have an orange hue. This species has a characteristic symmetrical pattern of black spots across the wings, with two to three small clustered dots on each wing tip, three spots in the middle outer margins of each wings, and several black spots further in the center of the wings. This species has a long, broad tapered head (helpful in distinguishing from other Cixidia species) and a characteristic, two-toned dark-brown to blackish face. There is a noticeable whitish stripe on the side of the head, more discernable with a ventral view of the body.

For a couple pics of a pinned specimen, see here: UDEL.

Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Distribution: Eastern and central United States, as far west as Colorado; also eastern Canada and Puerto Rico (UDEL)
Abundance: Scattered records across the state, an uncommon species that is seemingly more common in the Coastal Plain; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
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Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Cixidia fusca No Common Name

Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Pender Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Ed Corey
Bladen Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Carteret Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Carteret Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Carteret Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light