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Bothriocera drakei - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf

© Paul Scharf

© Kyle Kittelberger- note coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: CIXIIDAE
Identification
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Description: This species has a dark wing pattern with a yellowish tint to the cells. Some of the wing cells, especially at the tip of the wing have dark venation. There is a clear window in between the two main dark bands that transverse the wings, and the window above this clear one is slightly tinted yellow. The thorax, head and rest of the body are fulvousy orange in color, and the legs are also fulvous. The top of the head is flat and square-shaped, characteristic of this genus.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to rare, recorded from a few counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in open mixed hardwood forest and open pine woodland.
Plant Associates: Nymphs are presumed to be root feeders. Adults have been found to associate with: Pteridophyta (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Species in this genus can be difficult to identify.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Bothriocera drakei No Common Name

Photo by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven Co.
Comment: photographed by K. Kittelberger
Photo by: Erich Hofmann
Craven 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: Kyle Kittelberger
Dare Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light