Moths of North Carolina
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9 NC Records

Muhabbetia aurea (Braun, 1915) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea Family: LyonetiidaeSubfamily: Lyonetiidae-unplacedTribe: [Lyonetiidae-unplaced]P3 Number: 300212.00 MONA Number: 476.00 MONA Synonym: Corythophora aurea
Species Status: Braun (1915) described this species based on males collected at Balsam in North Carolina and at Cincinnati in Ohio.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Braun (1915)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: From Braun (1915): The head and appendages are very pale yellow, and the flap of scales on the basal segment of the antenna is somewhat deeper yellow. The thorax is pale yellow or white, and the patagia golden yellow. The forewing is golden yellow and deepens towards the apex, where the color is deep orange. The costal margin from l/5 to just beyond the beginning of the cilia, and the dorsal portion of the wing below the fold, are pale yellow, then fade almost to white on the extreme margins. The legs are pale yellowish white, except for the anterior tibiae and tarsi, which are dark brown externally. This species characteristically rests with the front markedly raised above the substrate.
Wingspan: 9-9.5 mm (Braun, 1915)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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) ‚Č• 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: The hosts are apparently undocumented. - View
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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 Muhabbetia aurea - No common name

Photos: 12

Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-08-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-06-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-02
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2020-04-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2020-04-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2020-04-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2010-09-09
Buncombe Co.
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