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Erythroneura prosata - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger

© Kyle Kittelberger- note wing pattern

© Kyle Kittelberger- note darkness of wings

© Jim Petranka- reddish-brown individual
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Erythroneurini
Taxonomic Author: (Johnson, 1935)
Identification
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Description: A dark species, with reddish-brown to blackish wings (depending on the lighting, individual, and how the wings are being held) with no crossbands but instead large white spots: three prominent white spots along the costal margin (together with a blackish mark) and two spade-shaped spots (with smaller spots on either wing) along the commissural margins. The scutellum (specifically the lateral triangles and apex), pronotum and vertex are concolorous with the wings. The face is pale, and the thoracic venter has a dark mesosternum with the rest pale. Adults are 2.8- 3.0 mm long. (Dmitriev & Dietrich, 2007)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern/central United States, primarily the Midwest (3I); recorded as far east as North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and as far west as Oklahoma.
Abundance: Rare, recorded recently from a few counties in the mountains, notable range expansions for this species; 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: Rubus sp. (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment: A fairly distinctive species, prosata could perhaps be confused with some individuals of Erythroneura elegans, but note differences in wing pattern: prosata lacks the large white patch on the wings next to the scutellum, and the wing pattern is fuller in prosata. Dark individuals of Erythroneura reflecta are also similar, but prosata has full, solid 'collar' at the base of the wings, something dark reflecta lack.
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Erythroneura prosata No Common Name

Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male; state record
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
Comment: male; state record