Moths of North Carolina
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5 NC Records

Cryptothelea unidentified species - No Common Name

Superfamily: Tineoidea Family: PsychidaeSubfamily: PsychinaeTribe: [Psychini]P3 Number: 0.00 MONA Number: 442.01
Comments: Cryptothelea gloverii and C. nigrita are two closely related forms that can be separated by the antennal pectinations and associated sensory hairs. These require close examination, and it is difficult to identify specimens from photographs. Cryptothelea nigrita is a more southern form that has yet to be discovered in North Carolina, so the unidentified species shown here are most likely C. gloverii.
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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 Photo Gallery for Cryptothelea unidentified species - No common name

Photos: 6

Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper on 2023-05-21
New Hanover Co.
Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-08-11
Durham Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-09
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-09
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn on 2015-07-23
Stanly Co.
Recorded by: Paul Scharf,B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2011-07-29
Halifax Co.