Moths of North Carolina
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Phaecasiophora inspersa Heinrich, 1931 - No Common Name



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: OlethreutiniP3 Number: 620542.00 MONA Number: 2773.00
Comments: A large genus of some 37 species, primarily Oriental but with three species occurring in North America. All three species occur in North Carolina.
Species Status: Specimens from North Carolina have not been barcoded but those from other eastern localities have and the species are homogenous and well separated
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Adults resemble species of Olethreutes but have dilated, tufted scaling on the hind tibia which is usually obvious when handling specimens. Sexes are similar. This species is the most distinct and unlikely to be confused with any other moths.
Adult Structural Features: Male genitalia are largely similar for all three species, females can be distinguished by details of the genital plate and the shape of the ductus and bursa. Maculation will usually allow identification.
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Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Immatures and Development: Life history is unknown
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Flight Comments: Most common in late March but continuing into May and one record for September. Perhaps two broods
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Adults are frequently encountered in pine flatwoods and nearby pocosins.
Larval Host Plants: Unknown
Observation Methods: Adults have been recorded in light traps and are unlikely to be attracted to bait. Look for the species in pocosins and pine flatwoods where there are dry oaks nearby such as turkey and blue jack.
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-05-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-05-02
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-18
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-08
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-17
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-02-25
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-02-25
Onslow Co.
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