Moths of North Carolina
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16 NC Records

Acrobasis palliolella Ragonot, 1887 - Mantled Acrobasis Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800169.00 MONA Number: 5659.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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
Habitats: The use of Shagbark Hickories suggests that rich hardwood forests may be preferred. Most of our records come either from cove forests in the Mountains or from the vicinity of brownwater rivers in the Coastal Plain, which would be consistent with this explanation. At least one of the Piedmont sites is also located next to a rich bottomland where Shagbarks are known to occur. We have no evidence, however, that the species occupies the drier or more acidic habitats occupied by other species of hickories.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Hickories, including Carya ovata, C. carolinae-septentrionalis, and C. illinoensis (Robinson et al., 2010)
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See also Habitat Account for Rich Dry-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S4
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 Acrobasis palliolella - Mantled Acrobasis Moth

Photos: 9

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson, Stephen Dunn on 2022-06-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-06-30
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2018-06-21
Cabarrus Co.
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