Moths of North Carolina
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Coleophora unidentified species - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Gelechioidea Family: ColeophoridaeSubfamily: ColeophorinaeTribe: [Coleophorini]P3 Number: 0.00 MONA Number: 1398.01
Comments: The genus Coleophora contains a large number of very small moths that have been taxonomically challenging for experts. There are many undescribed species in North America, and several sibling species complexes that are taxonomically difficult. Dissections of genitalia are required to identify most species. The shape and size of the larval cases and host plants help to narrow down choices, particularly when combined with rearing. Jean-Francois Landry, who is an authority on the group, communicated the following to us: "Identifying Coleophora from external aspect is usually unwarranted, save for a few exceptions. Categories like white-winged and brown-streaked may be useful at a general level but not much beyond. Larval cases and host plants are very useful. Genitalia must be examined to recognize the majority of species. Moreover, specific differences are often subtle so high-quality dissections are necessary in which delicate membranous structures are preserved intact. Rearing adults from feeding larval cases, although oftentimes arduous, provides the best source of information. The taxonomy of Nearctic species remains largely unresolved, the number of undescribed species being at least three times that of named ones.” Coleophora species frequently occur at UV-lights and we have numerous records that currently cannot be placed beyond the genus level. Some of these are undoubtedly undescribed species.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                 
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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Immature Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-09-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson, David George on 2021-09-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-07-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-07
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Taylor on 2020-08-27
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams on 2020-07-16
Bertie Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-07-01
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-06-26
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-06-26
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-05-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-28
Guilford Co.
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