Moths of North Carolina
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5 NC Records

Acrobasis caryalbella Ely, 1913 - No Common Name

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800171.00 MONA Number: 5660.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)Technical Description, Immature Stages: Neunzig (1972)                                                                                 
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 records currently come from just a few riparian sites. Given its recorded host plants, however, it probably occurs in both dry and mesic stands of oak-hickory forests.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Hickories, including C. ovata, C. tomentosa, and C. glabra (Neunzig, 1972).
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory 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.

 Photo Gallery for Acrobasis caryalbella - No common name

Photos: 4

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2022-06-12
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2019-06-15
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Coin, C. Sorenson on 2015-07-24
Orange Co.
Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2014-08-06
Durham Co.