Moths of North Carolina
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Choristoneura obsoletana (Walker, 1863) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: ArchipiniP3 Number: 620296.00 MONA Number: 3631.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Forewings of males lack a costal fold and have a convex rather than sinuous costal and outer margins (Forbes, 1923). Ground color of the forewings is pale fawn, reticulated with darker brown striae. The median and subapical bands are darker brown but not sharply defined; a dark spot is often present close to the costa within the median band. Hindwings are pale.
Wingspan: 20 mm (Forbes, 1923)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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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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 Choristoneura obsoletana - No common name

Photos: 9

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-08-23
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2019-05-14
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Lori Owenby on 2018-06-23
Catawba Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2017-07-30
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Lori Owenby on 2017-06-06
Catawba Co.
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Recorded by: Lori Owenby on 2016-05-29
Catawba Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-06-14
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Lori Owenby on 2012-08-27
Catawba Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-06-23
Ashe Co.
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