Moths of North Carolina
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146 NC Records

Desmia funeralis (Hübner, 1796) - Grape Leaffolder Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801262.00 MONA Number: 5159.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: In D. funeralis the outer of the two white spots on the forewing is always noticeably larger than the inner spot. In D. maculalis they are equal or the outer one is very slightly larger (JBS, pers. obs). "Need underside of abdomen and size estimate" (Scholtens, 2017).
Wingspan: 20-28 mm (Forbes, 1924)
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
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: Feeds mainly on Grapes but at least occasionally on Virginia Creeper, Redbud, and Evening Primrose (Robinson et al., 2008)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Vitaceous Tangles
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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 Desmia funeralis - Grape Leaffolder Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-08-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Lior Carlson, Becky Watkins, Richard Teper, Stephen Dunn on 2022-07-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-19
Chowan 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: Owen McConnell on 2022-07-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-02
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-22
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-21
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-09-14
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-07-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-07-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-07-18
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-19
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-22
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-20
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-20
Guilford Co.
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