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Eratoneura nigriventer - No Common Name

© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note color and pattern
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Erythroneurini
Taxonomic Author: (Beamer, 1931)
Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Description: Adults typically have a reddish-orange color pattern and a yellowish-white body. The top of the head has two orange-red parallel submedial lines, often with a lateral branch (resulting in a circular pale spot to either side of the lines); the midline is pale. There is a Y, V, or M-shaped mark on the pronotum; this mark is dark red, with yellowish-orange patches. The mesonotum is pale, with a dark apex and dark lateral triangles; the triangles sometimes have a yellow interior. In dark individuals, the scutellum has a noticeable darker reddish-brown tinge to it. The face and underside of the thorax are pale. The wing markings are not connected to one another, and there is a dark spot on the costal margins. Adults are 2.6- 2.8 mm long. (3I)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern United States (3I)
Abundance: Recorded from a single county, probably more abundant in the right habitat.
Seasonal Occurrence
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in mixed hardwood forest.
Plant Associates: Betula nigra, Betula sp., Ulmus rubra (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Dark individuals of this species could be confused with E. ardens. Nigriventer has a paler, less uniformly dark scutellum and pronotum, whereas [dark] individuals of ardens tend to have a uniformly blackish-brown scutellum that extends onto the pronotum. See ardens and nigriventer for comparison of specimens.
Status: Native
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See also Habitat Account for General Wet Hardwood Forests

Species Photo Gallery for Eratoneura nigriventer No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
Comment: near mixed hardwood forest habitat