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Erythridula noeva - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- immature adult

© Ken Kneidel- mature adult

© Ken Kneidel- note brown scutellum

© Ken Kneidel- note pale abdomen
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: ErythroneuriniSynonym: Arboridia noeva
Taxonomic Author: (Gillette, 1898)
Identification
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Description: This species has typical coloration for the genus, with bold red lines on the wings, thorax, and head. However, the mesonotum is typically a dark brownish color. The scutellum in particular is dark, being a dark chestnut to reddish-brown color overall with blacker lateral angles; sometimes, the scutellum has a pale midline, resulting in a dark V-shape (var. parma). The dark mesonotum is visible through the pronotum, giving this species a dark looking thorax. Color variety 'parma' has a reddish "V" for the scutellum, with two small black marks confined to the upper angles of the lateral triangles. The face is pale, as is the thorax except for the mesosternum on the underside which is dark; the abdomen is pale dorsally. Adults are 2.9 to 3.3 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2009)

For more images of this species, see: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Central and eastern United States, southeastern Canada (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a couple counties in the Piedmont; probably more abundant in the state in the right habitat (has been recorded from the TN side of the Smoky Mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), Juglans sp., Acer saccharum, Carpinus sp., Aesculus sp., Acer pictum, Quercus imbricaria, among others (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a black light.
Comment: This is one of several species that have a dark scutellum, and therefore it could be confused with others. These species with a dark scutellum, in order from most to least dark, are: pfrimmeri (BG), penenoeva (BG), noeva (BG), and aspera. E. pfrimmeri and penenoeva have completely dark scutellums, but in the former the scutellum is blackish whereas in the latter it tends to be a dark chestnut-brown color. Additionally, the black mesonotum is visible through the pronotum in pfrimmeri; in penenoeva, the mesonotum does not appear through as dark. E. noeva has a chestnut to reddish-brown scutellum that has dark lateral triangles, contrasting with the black scutellum of pfrimmeri, but like pfrimmeri the dark mesonotum shows through the pronotum. While the scutellum coloration may be similar between E. noeva and E. penenoeva, besides the previously stated differences in the mesonotum being visible through the pronotum, noeva seems to lack small black dots or smudges near the apical veins, whereas penenoeva can have these spots. E. aspera has a brown to dark brown scutellum, and in var. 'kanensis' the upper apical cell of each wing is dark. Finally, E. noeva has a pale abdomen dorsally, whereas the other three species have dark abdomens dorsally.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythridula noeva No Common Name

Photo by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
Comment: Three Observed, only photo vouchered two
Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; var. parma
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest; female
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.9 mm female, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band on an oak tree
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.9 mm female, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band on an oak tree
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.9 mm female, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band on an oak tree
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.9 mm female, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band on an oak tree
Photo by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: 2.9 mm female, stuck in Tanglefoot on a tree band on an oak tree