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Otiocerus kirbyii - No Common Name



© Tom Ward- note coloration

© Cesar Castillo
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAETribe: Otiocerini
Taxonomic Author: (Fitch, 1851)
Identification
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Description: A very pale species, the wings have a faint, broken conspicuous band but the head lacks the reddish stripe found on O. coquebertii; the head is relatively unmarked. The wings are milky and the legs are pale, and the abdomen is unspotted. Adults are 8 mm long. For images of a pinned specimen, see this page: UDEL. (BHL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States and parts of Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Rare, a few records in the Piedmont and mountains.
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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 (UDEL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light; may be found overwintering in logs. (UDEL)
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Otiocerus kirbyii No Common Name

Photo by: Cesar Castillo
Madison Co.
Comment: Seen at black light set up.rniNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90232368#activity_comment_7696dff0-a7f8-43a5-a6ff-d4ff4e0afa2b
Photo by: Cesar Castillo
Madison Co.
Comment: Seen at black light set up.rniNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90232368#activity_comment_7696dff0-a7f8-43a5-a6ff-d4ff4e0afa2b
Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
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Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
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