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Erythridula amabilis - No Common Name



© Solomon Hendrix

© Solomon Hendrix- note coloration
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Erythroneurini
Taxonomic Author: (McAtee, 1924)
Identification
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Description: A vibrant, boldly marked species. About 2/3 of the wings are a bright reddish color, contrasting with pale wings tips. The pronotum and vertex have a white base color, with two prominent yellow longitudinal stripes transversing from the scutellum across the pronotum and vertex, merging at the margin. The face and underside of the thorax are entirely pale. Adults are 2.8-3.0 mm long. (3I)

See here for an image of this species: BG.

Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern United States, does not appear to be a common species. (3I)
Abundance: Rare, a single record from the mountains.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates: Carya sp., Fagus sp. (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: This species could be confused with Ossiannilssonola tunicarubra as they both have vibrant red wings (and a similar amount of red too). However, the vertex and pronotum can help separate these two species: in O. tunicarubra, the pronotum and vertex are a uniform yellow, but in E. amabilis the two are a pale white with two prominent yellow stripes extending from the scutellum across the pronotum and vertex before merging at the margin.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythridula amabilis No Common Name

Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: beaten from woody vegetation in sandy habitat of power corridor. Boxford, Massachusetts.
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: beaten from woody vegetation in sandy habitat of power corridor. Boxford, Massachusetts.
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: beaten from woody vegetation in sandy habitat of power corridor. Boxford, Massachusetts.