Moths of North Carolina
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11 NC Records

Proteoteras crescentana Kearfott, 1907 - Northern Boxelder Twig Borer Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: EucosminiP3 Number: 621136.00 MONA Number: 3233.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is greenish gray, with a contrasting black band running from the middle of the costa inward and rearward towards the apex (Forbes, 1923). This mark is much more sharply marked than the grayish band found in Proteoteras aesculana and runs in a more unbroken sweep from the costa to the apex.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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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Habitats and Life History
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Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Boxelder and possibly other maples (Brown et al., 2008)
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S4
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 Photo Gallery for Proteoteras crescentana - Northern Boxelder Twig Borer Moth

Photos: 18

Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2022-07-09
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2022-07-09
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-07-03
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2018-06-16
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-06-09
Cabarrus Co.
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