Moths of North Carolina
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7 NC Records

Acrobasis amplexella Ragonot, 1887 - No Common Name

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800151.00 MONA Number: 5654.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "[vaccinii and amplexella] can be very close. Underside forewing can distinguish males, but females are generally by association" (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
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
Habitats: Our five records as of 2023 come from either fairly low elevations in the Blue Ridge or from the Sand Hills where Kalmia was likely growing in the vicinity.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Kalmia species (Heppner, 2003). We do not have any feeding records in North Carolina. - View
See also Habitat Account for General Upland Heath Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S3
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2014-06-25
Madison Co.