Moths of North Carolina
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Pandemis limitata (Robinson, 1869) - Three-lined Leafroller Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: ArchipiniP3 Number: 620249.00 MONA Number: 3594.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Palps, head, and thorax reddish brown. Ground color of the forewings is grayish brown, tinged with reddish beyond the median band. The basal one third of the wings is dark brown, as is an oblique band in the middle of the wing. A third semi-circular dark brown patch occurs along the costa in the subapical area. All of these patches are edged with pale reddish lines, including the subapical patch; that differs from Pandemis lamprosana, where the subapical patch lacks a bordering line and is less distinct towards the interior of the wing (Robinson, 1869). Lamprosana also lacks the reddish color of limitata and is speckled with dark brown.
Wingspan: 21-25 mm, males; 20 mm, females (Robinson, 1869)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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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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 Pandemis limitata - Three-lined Leafroller Moth

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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-10-02
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-09-23
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-11
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petrankam Petranka on 2021-09-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-19
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-18
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-16
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-08-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2020-05-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-09-25
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-21
Guilford Co.
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