Moths of North Carolina
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40 NC Records

Acleris semipurpurana (Kearfott, 1905) - Oak Leaftier Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: TortriciniP3 Number: 620003.00 MONA Number: 3503.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Croesia semipurpurana); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
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
Habitats: The majority of our records come from residential areas, where either oaks or cultivated plants could be used. The few records from natural habitats come primarily from areas where oaks are likely to be used.
Larval Host Plants: The majority of larval host plant records appear to come from Oak species (Brown et al., 2008). At least a few, however, come from members of the Rosaceae.
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory 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 Acleris semipurpurana - Oak Leaftier Moth

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

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-07
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-07
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-05-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-05-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2022-05-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-27
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith & Michael P. Morales on 2021-05-06
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith & Michael P. Morales on 2021-05-06
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith & Michael P. Morales on 2021-05-06
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-06
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-02
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-06-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-05-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2020-05-10
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2020-05-10
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-05-03
Durham Co.
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