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Empoa aureotecta - No Common Name



© Solomon Hendrix

© Solomon Hendrix

© Tom Ward
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: TyphlocybinaeTribe: TyphlocybiniSubgenus: EmpoaSynonym: Typhlocyba aureotecta
Taxonomic Author: Sanders & DeLong, 1917
Identification
Online Photographs: BugGuide, GBIF                                                                                  
Description: The head, pronotum, and scutellum are yellowish white to orange-yellow. The fore wings are light rose to bright reddish-orange, covering most of the wing to the apical crossveins. There are brown spots in the apices of the three inner basal and the first and fourth apical cells, while lunate white spots are anterior to these spots in the basal and fourth apical cells; the remaining areas of the apical cells are fumose hyaline. The abdomen is yellow to reddish-orange, lacking dark markings. Adults are 3.25-3.75 mm long. (Christian, 1953)

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Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Eastern North America (3I)
Abundance: Two records from the mountains, likely under-collected and more abundant in this region of the state.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Woodland
Plant Associates: Quercus sp. (3I)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Empoa aureotecta No Common Name

Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
Comment: came to black light
Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
Comment: came to black light
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male, at lights
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male, at lights
Photo by: Solomon Hendrix
Out Of State Co.
Comment: male, at lights
Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
Comment: posting Empoa aureotecta as requested! there were orange specks all over the sheet! all the ones i checked looked like these or somewhere in between. just checked & they're out tonight too!
Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
Comment: posting Empoa aureotecta as requested! there were orange specks all over the sheet! all the ones i checked looked like these or somewhere in between. just checked & they\'re out tonight too!
Photo by: tom ward
Buncombe Co.
Comment: posting Empoa aureotecta as requested! there were orange specks all over the sheet! all the ones i checked looked like these or somewhere in between. just checked & they\'re out tonight too! 2nd state record