Moths of North Carolina
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44 NC Records

Phaecasiophora confixana (Walker, 1863) - Macrame Moth



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: OlethreutiniP3 Number: 620540.00 MONA Number: 2771.00
Comments: A large genus of some 37 species, primarily Oriental but with three species occurring in North America. All three species occur in North Carolina
Species Status: Specimens from North Carolina have not been barcoded but those from other eastern localities have and the species are homogenous and well separated
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Adults resemble species of Olethreutes but have dilated, tufted scaling on the hind tibia which is usually obvious when handling specimens. Adults are similar and maculation will usually allow identification.
Adult Structural Features: Male genitalia are largely similar for all three species, females can be distinguished by details of the genital plate and the shape of the ductus and bursa.
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Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Immatures and Development: While this is probably the most common species statewide, its life history is unknown
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: Primarily found in the mountains to date but recorded from as far east as Occononeechee Mountain in Orange County
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: Adults have been collected from late May into early August but we do not know whether this represents one or two generations per year
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: It has been trapped in woodland habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Larval host plant are unknown
Observation Methods: Adults have been recorded in light traps and are unlikely to be attracted to bait
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Phaecasiophora confixana - Macrame Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-05
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2022-05-27
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2022-05-27
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-05-03
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-07-29
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-07-29
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-03
Madison Co.
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