Moths of North Carolina
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59 NC Records

Chimoptesis gerulae (Heinrich, 1923) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: EucosminiP3 Number: 621180.00 MONA Number: 3272.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuideTechnical Description, Adults: Heinrich (1923, as Griselda gerulae)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The palps, antennae, and the crest on the crown of the head are grayish fuscous; the lower part is whitish (Heinrich, 1923); unlike C. pennsylvaniana, the palps and crests are not contrasting. The ground color of the forewing is dull ochraceous-fuscous with a whitish median patch preceded by a broad area of black and followed by a narrower band of black. A narrow arc of black also extends from the costa (partially fused with the second black band) to the apex. The costal edge within that arc has three short dark streaks that run obliquely to the costa; the apex also has a dark ocelloid smudge or two weak dashes. Hindwings are pale, smoky, fuscous. Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana, which flies at the same time, is similar but has a much more conspicuous area of white or greenish-white running along the inner margin.
Wingspan: 17.5-18 mm (Heinrich, 1923)
Adult Structural Features: Males have a costal fold that is missing in Pseudexentera and other related genera (Heinrich, 1923)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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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Flight Comments: Flies in the winter until early spring
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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 Chimoptesis gerulae - No common name

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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-03-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2022-03-02
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-02-25
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-02-22
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-02-21
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-02-18
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-02-17
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-02-16
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-02-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-02-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-02-10
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-02-10
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-02-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-03-21
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-03-21
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-11
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-01
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-02-28
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-02-28
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-02-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-02-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-02-27
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-02-27
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-02-23
Guilford Co.
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