Moths of North Carolina
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Gretchena bolliana (Slingerland, 1896) - Pecan Bud Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: EucosminiP3 Number: 621171.00 MONA Number: 3263.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A grayish Olethreutine with a series of tufts on the forewing that give it a bumpy appearance. The ground color is grayish, variably shaded with brown and darker gray. Two dark, oblique lines are located in the antemedian and median position bordered by a gray patch located in the outer part of the wing. Two contrasting patches of black are located along the outer portion of the wing, the posterior-most strongly pointed towards the apex that Forbes (1924) likened to a bird's beak. A dark diagonal streak runs from the point of this beak to the apex.
Wingspan: 18 mm (Forbes,1924)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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 Walnuts and Hickories, including Pecan and Water Hickory (Brown et al., 2008)
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Status in North Carolina
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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 Gretchena bolliana - Pecan Bud Moth

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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2022-04-25
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-04-12
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-03-30
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-03-22
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-03-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-03-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-03-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-03-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-23
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-23
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-03-22
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-03-22
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-11
Guilford Co.
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