Moths of North Carolina
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5 NC Records

Acrolepiopsis incertella (Chambers, 1872) - Carrionflower Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea Family: AcrolepiidaeSubfamily: [Acrolepiinae]Tribe: [Acrolepiini]P3 Number: 360134.00 MONA Number: 2490.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Landry (2007)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Superficially indistinguishable from A. heppneri (Landry, 2007)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable only by close inspection of structural features or by DNA analysis.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Smilax, with Smilax herbacea and tamnoides being specifically observed as host plants (Landry, 2007)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Greenbrier Tangles
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S3
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-02-07
Madison Co.
Comment: Determined by J.B. Sullivan based on dissection.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-02-07
Madison Co.
Comment: Determined by J.B. Sullivan based on dissection.