Moths of North Carolina
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Gretchena amatana Heinrich, 1923 - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: EucosminiP3 Number: 621172.00 MONA Number: 3264.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is blackish, shaded with white (Forbes, 1924). The basal black area extends to the costa but beyond the antemedian line there is often a broad triangular or rounded patch of white. The speculum is frequently pale and separated from the central pale patch by a black bar.
Wingspan: 18 mm (Forbes, 1924)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable only by close inspection of structural features or by DNA analysis.
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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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 amatana - No common name

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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-08-04
Orange 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: Gary Maness on 2019-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-02
Guilford Co.
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