Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFTortricidae Members: 2 NC Records

Argyrotaenia floridana Obraztsov, 1961 - No Common Name

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Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: ArchipiniP3 Number: 620258.00 MONA Number: 3599.00
Comments: The genus Argyrotaenia contains approximately 100 described species, with most occurring in Nearctic and Neotropical regions. Thirty-six species are currently recognized in North America.
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: According to the description given by Obraztsov (1961), "the forewing markings which are more sharply outlined in floridana than in velutinana; the forewing ground has a shining gloss; the inner border of the median fascia is cut through by a tooth of the ground color; and the costal spot is somewhat more remote from the wing apex. Additionally, black patches are missing on the forewing markings and the hindwings are paler.
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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Habitats and Life History
Larval Host Plants: The larval hosts are undocumented (Brown et al., 2008).
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.