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Empoa rubricola - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- note broad dark brown band

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note how band tapers

© Kyle Kittelberger- note shape of band
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeSynonym: Typhlocyba rubricola
Taxonomic Author: Christian, 1954
Identification
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Description: A pale, yellowish species with a single broad, dark brown transverse band across the middle of the wings, characteristic of this species; this band noticeably tapers near the costal margin, and the center of the band narrows, more so in some individuals. The apical cells of the wing are brownish, with a typically small and indistinct band of brown spots along the apical crossveins; these apical spots are not very pronounced and do not form a bold band across the apical crossveins like in other Empoa species, another key distinguishing characteristic. The head, pronotum, and scutellum are yellowish, with the latter sometimes having orange lateral triangles. Adults are 3.25-3.5 mm long. (Christian, 1953)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America, not very common
Abundance: Recorded from a few counties in the Piedmont and mountains; possibly more abundant in the right habitat, but not a common species.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found near mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Red oak, pin oak, Quercus sp. (Christian, 1953)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests

Species Photo Gallery for Empoa rubricola No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Polk Co.
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Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: uv light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: female
Photo by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: Attracted to Black Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: found near mixed hardwood forest, in the open
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: found near mixed hardwood forest, in the open
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
Comment: found near mixed hardwood forest, in the open