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Anotia fitchi - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan- note wing pattern

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs

© Ken Childs- note red antennal bases
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAETribe: Otiocerini
Taxonomic Author: (Van Duzee, 1893)
Identification
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Description: A very distinctively colored species with two broad, brown lines extending from the sides of the head, along the sides of the thorax, and expanding onto the wings; the rest of the wings are a milky white color, as is the rest of the head. The wing venation is pale, almost white, and the lower outer edge of the wing has red markings. Vein CuA is branches, and cells C5, C4, C3, and C3a are all similar in size. The thorax, between the brown border, is a lighter brown color, and the sides of several abdominal segments are red. The antennal bases are also a bright red color.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern and central United States; also Cuba, Mexico, and Panama (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon and infrequently encountered, recorded from several counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
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Plant Associates: Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures. Adults have been associated with Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane), Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass, Poaceae), and Carya (Hickory, Juglandaceae). (UDEL)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This genus can be difficult to identify, and some species vary in color, especially on the wings.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Anotia fitchi No Common Name

Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Bo Sullivan
Craven Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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