Moths of North Carolina
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2 NC Records

Coptotriche purinosella (Chambers, 1875) - No Common Name

Family: TischeriidaeP3 Number: 230025.00 MONA Number: 135.00
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Larval Host Plants: Larvae mine the leaves of oaks, including Quercus alba, Q. macrocarpa, Q. montana, Q. muehlenbergii, and Q. stellata (Eiseman, 2022). As of 2023, we have not yet confirmed any of these hosts in North Carolina. - View
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S1S3
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Photos: 2

Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper, Becky Watkins on 2023-07-30
Swain Co.
Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-04-25
Orange Co.