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Otiocerus amyotii - No Common Name



© Jim Petranka

© Scott Bolick

© J. Allen Ratzlaff- note wing pattern

© Ben Grubbs- note lack of black on head
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAETribe: Otiocerini
Taxonomic Author: (Fitch, 1856)
Identification
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Description: A pale species with two bold black bands extending from the eyes to the tip of the wings, pinching in the middle. A bold red mark extends horizontally from the eyes to the edge of an otherwise pale head; there are no other marks on the head. There are some small black dots on the rear of the wings, near the tips and above the dark wing bands. Adults are 10.0 mm long.

For an image of a pinned specimen, see UDEL.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern North America (UDEL)
Abundance: Several records across the state, uncommon to rare.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates: Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures (UDEL). Adults have been found on hickory (Carya sp.), beech (Fagus sp.), and other forest trees (BHL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light; may be found overwintering in logs. (UDEL)
Comment: This species is most similar to O. wolfii and can be differentiated by the lack of a black mark on the sides of the head.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Otiocerus amyotii No Common Name

Photo by: Jim Petranka
Graham Co.
Comment: Residential neighborhood with hardwood forest (ca. 2200').
Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Photo by: J. Allen Ratzlaff
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: North Carolina State University Insect Collection
Wake Co.
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