Moths of North Carolina
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73 NC Records

Platynota exasperatana (Zeller, 1875) - Exasperating Platynota Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: SparganothiniP3 Number: 620434.00 MONA Number: 3743.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A semicircular patch of pale scales is usually located at the base of the costal margin and white scales are present on the dorsum of the palps and the vertex of the head (Powell and Brown, 2012). There is also frequently a dark patch on the costa, bordered anteriorly by a white bar and posteriorly by a whitish patch that may extend over most of the subterminal area.
Forewing Length: 5.5–7.0 mm, males; 6.0–8.0 mm, females (Powell and Brown, 2012)
Adult Structural Features: Males have a costal fold that does not extend to the midpoint of the forewing
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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
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Larval Host Plants: Larvae are apparently undescribed (Powell and Brown, 2012)
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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 Platynota exasperatana - Exasperating Platynota Moth

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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2022-09-20
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2022-09-20
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2022-08-17
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2022-08-16
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-08-15
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-08-09
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-08
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-08-07
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson, Stephen Dunn on 2022-07-15
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-11
Alamance Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-07
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-01
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-26
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-06-18
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-06-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-05-19
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-05-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-08-09
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-31
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-06-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-21
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-20
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-19
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-16
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-14
Durham Co.
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