Moths of North Carolina
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5 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, GBIFTechnical 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) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our two records come from fairly low elevations in the Mountains, both of which may have Kalmia growing in the vicinity
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Kalmia species (Heppner, 2003).
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.