Moths of North Carolina
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6 NC Records

Acleris curvalana (Kearfott, 1907) - Blueberry Leaftier Moth



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: TortriciniP3 Number: 620004.00 MONA Number: 3504.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Croesia curvalana)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Structural photos
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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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Immature 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: North Carolina records come from both high elevation heath thickets -- e.g., from near the summit of Mt. Mitchell -- to heath thickets associated with longleaf pine habitats along the coast.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed primarily on Blueberry and Huckleberry, including cultivated varieties of Vaccinium, of which it is considered a major pest. In addition to Heaths, it has also been reported on Oak and Rose (Brown et al., 2008). In North Carolina, it has been reared from Vaccinium (Petranka, pers. obs.).
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See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Dry Heath Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S4
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 curvalana - Blueberry Leaftier Moth

Photos: 6

Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-03
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-20
Haywood Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-20
Haywood Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-02
Haywood Co.
Comment: A shoot of Vaccinium with the leaves tied; larva was raised and identified as A. curvalana (see companion photos from 20 June, 2020.