Moths of North Carolina
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Cosmopterix teligera
MONA_number: 1487.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. The follow description of adults is based on Koster (2010). The head and thorax have three white lines (two lateral; one medial). The scape is white below and dark brown above with a white anterior li...The larvae feed on grasses that are found in both woodland settings and open, disturbed habitats. Chasmanthium latifolium appears to be an important host. It is commonly found along streambank...The only documented hosts to date are River Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) and Paspalum, including P. pubiflorum in Oklahoma (Eiseman, 2019).......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Cosmopterix delicatella
MONA_number: 1480.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. The following description is based on Koster (2010). The vertex and thorax are pale ochreous-gray with three white lines, including a white median line. The antennal scape is brown above with a white ...Unknown....Unknown.......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.GNR SU...
Cosmopterix magophila
MONA_number: 1477.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. The following description is largely based on Koster (2010). The vertex and thorax are dark brown with three white lines, including a white median line. The antenna is shining dark brown with a white...The larvae feed on crabgrass, which grows in a variety of disturbed habitats such as mowed roadsides, sandy fields, gardens and croplands....The only documented host to date is Southern Crabgrass (Digitaria ciliaris)....Adults appear to only rarely visit lights. Perhaps the most productive way to obtains adults is by searching for mines on crabgrass and rearing the adults. ...Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Cosmopterix thelxinoe
MONA_number: 1498.10
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. ............Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Cosmopterix clemensella
Clemens' Cosmopterix Moth
MONA_number: 1493.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. ......Larvae feed on members of the Cyperaceae, including Carex and Scleria (Robinson et al., 2008); also reported on Ipomoea......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.GNR SU...
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Cosmopterix gemmiferella
MONA_number: 1490.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. ............Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Cosmopterix clandestinella
MONA_number: 1475.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. The head and thorax lack the white, median lines that are present in some Cosmopterix species. The antenna is brown with an interrupted (dotted) white line from the base to beyond one-half the ...Local populations are most likely to be encountered in shaded to partially shaded woods, and along ditches and low areas where the host species occurs. ...The only known host is Deer-tongue Witchgrass (Dichanthelium clandestinum). ...The adults occasionally visit lights. We recommend searching Dichanthelium clandestinum leaves for the mines and rearing the adults. The mines should be evident by late April or May, and again...Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Sinoe robiniella
MONA_number: 1834.00
......Larvae feed on Black Locust, with some records also from Amorpha fruticosa (Robinson et al., 2010)......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.GNR SU...
Cosmopterix astrapias
MONA_number: 1473.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. The thorax lacks a white median line, but sometimes has a posterior white spot. The forewing is dark olive-brown with a bright orange-yellow transverse fascia midway. A narrow silver fascia borders th...Populations are restricted to habitats with Ipomoea. Members of this genus are generally found in open, disturbed habitats such as roadsides, fields, fences, and thickets. ...This species specializes on Ipomoea, including Common Morning-Glory (I. purpurea) which is native to South America....The adults appear to rarely visit lights and are perhaps best obtained by rearing adults from mines on Morning Glories. ......
Misogada unicolor
Drab Prominent
MONA_number: 7974.00
...Shorelines and wetlands; also parks where Sycamore has been planted (Wagner, 2005). Our records come almost entirely from riparian, shoreline, and wetland habitats....Larvae feed on Sycamore; reports from other species are likely to be errors (Wagner, 2005)......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
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Dasylophia thyatiroides
Gray-patched Prominent
MONA_number: 7958.00
...Our records come almost entirely from stands of mesic hardwood forests. ...Larvae feed on Beech (Wagner, 2005)......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.G5 S4S5...
Dasylophia anguina
Black-spotted Prominent
MONA_number: 7957.00
...Fields, barrens, powerlines, and woodlands (Wagner, 2005). Our records come from both open habitats, including sandy areas in the Coastal Plain, and woodlands. Both upland and lowland habitats are oc...Larvae feed on a wide range of Legumes (Wagner, 2005)......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.G5 S5...
Sinoe unidentified species
MONA_number: 1834.01
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Hypomecis unidentified species
MONA_number: 6440.01
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Macaria unidentified species
MONA_number: 6353.01
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Hellinsia unidentified species
MONA_number: 6233.01
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Pselnophorus unidentified species
MONA_number: 6154.01
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Ephestia unidentified species
MONA_number: 6021.01
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Homeosoma-Phycitodes unidentified species
MONA_number: 5944.99
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Dioryctria unidentified species
MONA_number: 5863.21
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Acrobasis unidentified species
MONA_number: 5694.01
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Macalla zelleri
Zeller's Epipaschia Moth
MONA_number: 5579.00
......Larvae feed on Toxicodendron, including pubescens (Robinson et al., 2010)......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.GNR SU...
Hypsopygia unidentified species
MONA_number: 5524.01
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Diatraea evanescens
MONA_number: 5478.00
"Mostly distinguishable, but can be difficult with rubbed specimens" (Scholtens, 2017)............Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Fissicrambus unidentified species
MONA_number: 5437.01
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Crambus unidentified species
MONA_number: 5388.01
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Herpetogramma unidentified species
MONA_number: 5280.11
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Diacme unidentified species
MONA_number: 5145.01
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Hahncappsia unidentified species
MONA_number: 4973.01
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Ostrinia unidentified species
MONA_number: 4949.01
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Ostrinia obumbratalis
Smartweed Borer Moth
MONA_number: 4947.00
"There can be confusion between penitalis and obumbratalis (and sometimes even nubilalis). I look for a dash on the hindwing in penitalis" (Scholtens, 2017) ............Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Scoparia basalis
Many-spotted Scoparia Moth
MONA_number: 4719.00
"I always dissect to know for sure compared to S. dominicki. Probability highly increased in mountains" (Scholtens, 2017) ............Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Aethes sexdentata
MONA_number: 3760.20
.........Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Clepsis unidentified species
MONA_number: 3689.01
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Chimoptesis unidentified species
MONA_number: 3273.01
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Sonia unidentified species
MONA_number: 3222.11
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Pelochrista unidentified species
MONA_number: 3170.01
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Eucosma unidentified species
MONA_number: 3156.01
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Synanthedon unidentified species
MONA_number: 2586.11
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Vitacea unidentified species
MONA_number: 2531.01
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Dichomeris laetitia
MONA_number: 2294.30
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Sitotroga cerealella
Angoumois Grain Moth
MONA_number: 2260.00
.........Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Anacampsis fragariella
MONA_number: 2235.00
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Aroga unidentified species
MONA_number: 2202.01
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Symmetrischema unidentified species
MONA_number: 2039.01
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Symmetrischema striatella
MONA_number: 2039.00
.........Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Neotelphusa sequax
Crepuscular Rock-rose Moth
MONA_number: 1881.00
............Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands....
Cosmopterix pulchrimella
Beautiful Cosmopterix Moth
MONA_number: 1472.00
Cosmopterix is a very large genus of small, colorful moths that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 31 species that are currently recognized in North America, and all are leafminers. The antenna is dark brown with a white line near the base that continues on the shaft as a series of dots to beyond one-half the length. When moving towards the apex, this is followed by a series of ......Larvae feed on members of the Urticaceae. The known host plants include Pennsylvania Pellitory (Parietaria pensylvanica) and Greenfruit Clearweed (Pilea pumila; Koster, 2010). ...Adults occasionally are attracted to lights. ...Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.GNR SU...
Symmerista leucitys
Orange-humped Mapleworm Moth
MONA_number: 7953.00
......Larvae feed on Maples, particularly Sugar Maple (Wagner, 2005)......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.G5 S4...
Symmerista canicosta
Red-humped Oakworm Moth
MONA_number: 7952.00
...Most of our records come from bottomland or mesic hardwood forests....Larvae feed on members of the Fagaceae, including Beech, Chestnut, and Oak (Wagner, 2005)......Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.G5 S4...