Moths of North Carolina
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Chimoptesis gerulae (Heinrich, 1923) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Family: Tortricidae Subfamily: Olethreutinae Tribe: Eucosmini P3 Number: 621180.00 MONA Number: 3272.00                                                                                  
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuideTechnical Description, Adults: Heinrich (1923, as Griselda gerulae)                                                                                  
Adult Markings: The palps, antennae, and the crest on the crown of the head are grayish fuscous; the lower part is whitish (Heinrich, 1923); unlike C. pennsylvaniana, the palps and crests are not contrasting. The ground color of the forewing is dull ochraceous-fuscous with a whitish median patch preceded by a broad area of black and followed by a narrower band of black. A narrow arc of black also extends from the costa (partially fused with the second black band) to the apex. The costal edge within that arc has three short dark streaks that run obliquely to the costa; the apex also has a dark ocelloid smudge or two weak dashes. Hindwings are pale, smoky, fuscous. Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana, which flies at the same time, is similar but has a much more conspicuous area of white or greenish-white running along the inner margin.
Wingspan: 17.5-18 mm (Heinrich, 1923)
Adult Structural Features: Males have a costal fold that is missing in Pseudexentera and other related genera (Heinrich, 1923)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Chimoptesis gerulae - No common name

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-03-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-03-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-03-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-03-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-02-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-02-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-02-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-02-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-02-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-01-24
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-01-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-01-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-01-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-03-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-02-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-02-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-02-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-02-08
Orange Co.
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