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Cixidia opaca - No Common Name



© Paul Scharf- side view

© Kyle Kittelberger- top view

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: ACHILIDAESynonym: Epiptera opaca
Taxonomic Author: (Say, 1830)
Identification
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Description: A dark, black species with a bold yellow spot on the outer margin of each wing, and several other pale/yellow spots on the wing. There is also a yellow spot at the base of the pronotum. There are many small, bluish-gray spots all over the wings and rest of the body, and the legs and underside are also black with some small pale spots. The face is bicolored, with a bold, broad white band that extends onto the sides of the head and thorax; the rest of the face is black. The antennal stubs are yellow.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern and central United States, and across Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: Uncommon to scarce, only several records from the Piedmont; possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
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Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Cixidia opaca No Common Name

Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: moth lights
Photo by: Randy L Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: moth lights
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: attracted at night with a light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: open mixed hardwood forest
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: grassy area near mixed hardwood forest and a pond
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light