Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFTortricidae Members: 7 NC Records

Argyrotaenia kimballi Obraztsov, 1961 - Kimball's Leafroller Moth

Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: ArchipiniP3 Number: 620259.00 MONA Number: 3600.00
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 Obraztsov (1961) kimballi differs from velutinana in having the basal area of forewings much paler along the costal margin and in the costal spot between the median fascia and wing apex consisting of three more or less distinctly separated parts. In both sexes, kimballi has the hind wings much paler than does velutinana.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
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
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.

 Photo Gallery for Argyrotaenia kimballi - Kimball's Leafroller Moth

Photos: 6

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-07-03
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-25
Wake Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-06-08
Moore Co.
Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-03-21
Chatham Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-07-24
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, K. Kittelberger on 2014-09-17
Vance Co.