Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFPyralidae Members: 37 NC Records

Galasa nigrinodis (Zeller, 1873) - Boxwood Leaftier Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: ChrysauginaeTribe: [Chrysaugini]P3 Number: 800048.00 MONA Number: 5552.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: A number of our records come from residential areas where Boxwood may be cultivated. Others come from natural habitats but range from barrier islands to montane cove and alluvial forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Boxwood (Covell, 1984), but the native hosts used by this species appear to be unknown
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
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 Galasa nigrinodis - Boxwood Leaftier Moth

Photos: 28

Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-09-11
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-29
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-28
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-14
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-24
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-07-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-07-17
Craven Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-19
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-19
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-09-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-07-27
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-06-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2017-07-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-09-08
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2014-06-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-09-07
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-07
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Tom Sanders on 2012-06-19
Mecklenburg Co.
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