Moths of North Carolina
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Costaconvexa centrostrigaria (Wollaston, 1858) - Bent-line Carpet Moth


Taxonomy
Family: Geometridae Subfamily: Larentiinae Tribe: Xanthorhoini P3 Number: 910260.00 MONA Number: 7416.00                                                                                  
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Orthonama centrostrigaria); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide                                                                                  
Adult Markings: A medium sized Wave with sexually dimorphic wing markings. Males have a pale grayish or brownish median band bounded on the basal side with a chocolate brown area that extends to to the antemedian. A similar chocolate brown band also exists on the outward side bordering the postmedian but below the cell this band changes sharply to a paler brown. Females are similar but have a blackish median band. Males of Orthonama obstipata are similar to female centrostrigaria in having a blackish median area, but have paler brown between the black median area and the whitish antemedian and postmedian lines (Forbes, 1948). The apex is also marked with a dark wedge in centrostrigaria but is pale in obstipata and bounded below by a dark dash or shade. Additionally, the postmedian in obstipata is usually incurved where it meets the costa but is either slightly excurved or straight in centrostrigaria.
Wingspan: 20 mm
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 Costaconvexa centrostrigaria - Bent-line Carpet Moth

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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2018-09-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-09-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-08-14
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-06-19
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-04-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-04-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-03-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Amanda Auxier on 2018-02-19
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: j.wyche on 2017-10-21
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2017-10-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Amanda Auxier on 2017-10-02
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2017-05-17
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2017-02-28
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: j.wyche on 2016-12-24
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2016-09-30
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2016-02-28
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2016-02-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2016-02-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-11-05
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Coin, C. Sorenson on 2015-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, S. Hall on 2015-07-22
Stanly Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-06-19
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-03-18
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-29
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-26
Dare Co.
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