Moths of North Carolina
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Choristoneura parallela (Robinson, 1869) - Parallel-banded Leafroller Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: ArchipiniP3 Number: 620298.00 MONA Number: 3633.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Forewings of the male lack a costal fold (Forbes, 1923). Both the costal and outer margins are distinctly sinuous, with the apex forming a small lobe. Ground color of the forewings is reddish brown, with an oblique antemedial line that runs roughly parallel to the anterior edge of the contrasting darker brown to blackish median band. The post-medial spot is usually sharply defined. Hindwings are pale.
Wingspan: 20-25 mm (Forbes, 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 Choristoneura parallela - Parallel-banded Leafroller Moth

Photos: 8

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-05-26
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Alicia Jackson on 2019-08-27
Harnett Co.
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Recorded by: Alicia Jackson on 2019-08-27
Harnett Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2012-09-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2012-09-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2012-08-31
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2012-04-28
Wake Co.
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