Moths of North Carolina
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29 NC Records

Aglossa caprealis (Hübner, 1809) - Stored Grain Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PyralinaeTribe: PyraliniP3 Number: 800079.00 MONA Number: 5517.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "Both [caprealis and cuprina]can be a challenge, but generally distinguishable. There is likely also A. oculalis, which is very much like A. cuprina" (Scholtens, 2017)
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 feed on stored grain, fungi, and detritus (Robinson et al., 2010)
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 SNA
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
Comments: Cosmopolitan and probably exotic in North Carolina

 Photo Gallery for Aglossa caprealis - Stored Grain Moth

Photos: 28

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-23
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson on 2020-06-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson on 2020-05-30
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-06-16
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-06-16
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-05-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams on 2014-05-29
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2012-06-03
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2007-05-27
Carteret Co.
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