Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFCrambidae Members: 46 NC Records

Desmia maculalis Westwood, 1831 - Grape Leafroller Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801263.00 MONA Number: 5160.00
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: 20-25 mm (Leckie and Beadle, 2018)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
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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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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 maculalis - Grape Leafroller Moth

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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-05-07
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-05-07
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-04-16
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-07-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-07-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-04-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-04-12
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-08-10
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-08-10
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-08-10
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-07
Guilford Co.
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