Beetles of North Carolina
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Sole representative of DISTENIIDAE in NC
Sole representative of Elytrimitatrix in NC 27 NC Records

Elytrimitatrix undata - No Common Name

Photo by: Steve Hall

Photo by: K. Bischof
Family: DISTENIIDAE Subfamily: Disteniinae                                                             
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Resources: BugGuide, Wikipedia, GBIF   iNaturalist                                                              
Distribution in North Carolina
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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records come primarily from stands of mesic hardwoods, including in the Coastal Plain. Occurs in natural stands as well as semi-wooded residential neighborhoods.
See also Habitat Account for General Mesic Hardwood Forests
Diet: Larvae feed on various hardwoods, including Redbud; also on pines (Yanega, 1996; Lingafelter, 2007)
Observation Methods: Comes to lights, including blacklights. Also collected using Lindgren funnels and Malaise traps.
Adult Phenology:
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
State Protection:

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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Recorded by: Rob Van Epps
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: At moth sheet
Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: Near porch light; near a Redbud