Moths of North Carolina
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Taygete gallaegenitella (Clemens, 1864) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Gelechioidea Family: GelechiidaeSubfamily: GelechiinaeTribe: GelechiiniP3 Number: 420012.00 MONA Number: 1845.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The antenna is dull white with darker annulations, and slightly more than one-half the wing length. The labial palps are also dull white and lacks annuli. The forewing is brownish white with three dark brown to blackish costal marks. The first is a narrow irregular streak that extends along the costa from the base before narrowing and ending at about one-fourth. The second is a costal blotch at one-half the wing length, and the third is a costal blotch at about three-fourths that is usually smaller than the first blotch. Faint small blotches are sometimes evident more inwardly. The cilia are similar in color to the ground and often marked with darker dusting. Taygete attributella is similar but has a different spot pattern along the costa.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Immatures and Development: The larval ecology is undocumented.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: Taygete gallaegenitella is found in the southeastern US from North Carolina southward to Florida, and westward to eastern Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. As of 2021, all of our records are from the Coastal Plain and Piedmont.
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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Flight Comments: Adult records from areas outside of North Carolina are from April through October. As of 2021, we have records from late May through late August.
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: The preferred habitat is poorly documented. Most of our records are from semi-wooded residential areas.
Larval Host Plants: The hosts are undocumented.
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
Comments: We currently do not have sufficient information of the distribution and abundance of this species to assess its conservation status.

 Photo Gallery for Taygete gallaegenitella - No common name

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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-06-13
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-06-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2022-05-31
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-06-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-31
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Rob Van Epps on 2020-06-13
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-08-25
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-07-27
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2017-10-22
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2015-06-07
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2013-08-20
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: K. Kittelberger on 2013-06-19
Wake Co.
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