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Eratoneura lunata - No Common Name



© Bo Sullivan

© Bo Sullivan- note wing pattern

© Bo Sullivan
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: Erythroneurini
Taxonomic Author: (McAtee, 1924)
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide, GBIF                                                                                  
Description: The wings and body are mostly a pale yellowish-white to whitish color, but there are four dark blackish marks on the middle of the wings, forming an upside down U that curves towards the wing tips when viewed from above. There are orange-red markings toward the rear of the wings, with some darker markings past this in the apical cells. There is a dark mark and red line extending from the costal margin. The vertex is pale with a pale midline, sometimes with orange parallel submedial lines (often with lateral branches). The face is pale. There is a blackish irregular band across the base of the scutellum and wings. The thoracic venter has dark mesosternum, with the remainder pale. Adults are 2.8- 3.0 mm long. (3I)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Eastern, southern United States
Abundance: Rare, only recently recorded from the Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Plant Associates: Oak, primarily Quercus pagoda and Q. alba; also recorded from others oaks such as Q. falcata, Q. michauxii, Q. phellos, and Q. stellata, as well as Ulmus alata and Carya ovata (3I).
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Eratoneura lunata No Common Name

Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Jones Co.
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Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Jones Co.
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Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Jones Co.
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Photo by: J. B. Sullivan
Jones Co.
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