Moths of North Carolina
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100 NC Records

Gretchena bolliana (Slingerland, 1896) - Pecan Bud Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: EucosminiP3 Number: 621171.00 MONA Number: 3263.00
Identification
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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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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Most of our records come from residential neighborhoods, at least some of which may have Pecans planted as an ornamental. Records from natural areas include mesic slopes and bottomland hardwoods.
Larval Host Plants: The larvae feed on walnuts and hickories (Kearfott, 1908; Forbes, 1923; Moznette et al., 1931; MacKay, 1959; Kimball, 1965; Prentice, 1966; Mizell & Schiffhauer, 1986; Godfrey et al., 1987; Robinson et al., 2010; Lam et al., 2011; Beadle and Leckie, 2018). The reported hosts include Water Hickory (Carya aquatica), Pecan (C. illinoinensis), Butternut (Juglans cinerea) and Black Walnut (J. nigra). - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
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 Gretchena bolliana - Pecan Bud Moth

142 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2024-05-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2024-05-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2024-04-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2024-04-01
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2024-04-01
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2024-03-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2024-03-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2024-03-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2024-03-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2024-02-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2024-02-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2024-02-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2023-12-18
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2023-11-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-10-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-10-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2023-06-06
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2023-04-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2023-03-25
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2023-03-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2023-03-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2023-03-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-03-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2023-03-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2023-03-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-02-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2023-02-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-02-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-01-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-01-02
Madison Co.
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