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Otiocerus reaumurii - No Common Name



© Ken Childs

© Kyle Kittelberger
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAETribe: Otiocerini
Taxonomic Author: (Kirby, 1821)
Identification
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Description: A distinctive, boldly marked species with broad dark bands on the wings. The bands begin at the base of the eyes, extending along the sides of the thorax before expanding on the wings; there are also some scattered dark spots on the wings. Otherwise, the wings are pale with red venation. There is a reddish smudge/stripe on the sides of the head, and the antennal bases are yellowish. The body is pale, tinged with red. Adults are roughly 7.0 mm long. (BHL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States (UDEL).
Abundance: Recorded from a few counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, possibly more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
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 reaumurii No Common Name

Photo by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: Seen at sheet/15 watt blacklight
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: mixed hardwood forest habitat; a female
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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