Moths of North Carolina
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21 NC Records

Homosetia unidentified species - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tineoidea Family: TineidaeSubfamily: MeessiinaeTribe: [Meessiini]P3 Number: 0.00 MONA Number: 295.01
Comments: Homosetia is a genus with 12 currently described species and several undescribed species that are found in eastern North America. Homosetia bifasciella is a member of a complex of externally-similar species that all have gray forewings with small patches of dark-yellow scaling and blackish tufts of raised scales at about one fifth, one half, and four fifths of the wing length from the base, with some or all of the tufts lying within a diffuse dark fascia that extends the entire breadth of the forewing. The tufts are often missing from wear and may be indiscernible in some specimens. Terry Harrison (microleps.org) has discovered at least five undescribed species in this complex that occur in Illinois, and that are likely found farther east, including in North Carolina. These forms are best identified based on genital morphology. Other specimens of have been found that do not fully conform to the descriptions of named species, which suggests that additional undescribed species may be present in the eastern US. Many of the specimens below do not readily fit the named species.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                 
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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 Photo Gallery for Homosetia unidentified species - No common name

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-05-31
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-05-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-04-25
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-09-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-09-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-07-01
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-05-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-06-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-06-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-02
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-25
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2019-03-27
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2017-10-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2016-05-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2016-05-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-05-12
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-05-12
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-05-12
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2013-08-14
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2013-07-14
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2013-06-22
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2012-07-27
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2012-04-19
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2012-04-14
Wake Co.
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