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DERBIDAE Members: NC Records

Otiocerus stollii - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAETribe: OtioceriniSynonym: Otiocerus signoretii
Taxonomic Author: (Kirby, 1821)
Identification
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Description: The darkest member of this genus, with dark purplish wings. The venation is red, and there is a pale yellowish patch on the wing tips and some yellow along the inner edges of the wings. The face and head are also dark, and the legs are pale yellowish. Here is a nice image of an adult, and here is a nice closeup of well-developed antennae, which can resemble a mouth when viewed from the side. Adults are roughly 7.0 mm long (BHL).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily eastern United States and Ontario; possibly Brazil (UDEL); a widespread but rare species.
Abundance: Recorded from a single county in the Piedmont, possibly more abundant in the right habitat but a rare species, so certainly scarce.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably mixed hardwood forests, where oak is found.
Plant Associates: Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures. Adults have been found on Quercus (Oak). (UDEL).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light; may be found overwintering in logs. (UDEL)
Comment:
Status: Native
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