Moths of North Carolina
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25 NC Records

Acrobasis angusella Grote, 1880 - Hickory Leafstem Borer Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800167.00 MONA Number: 5673.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)Technical Description, Immature Stages: Neunzig (1972)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "All Acrobasis with a 3 are very tricky for ID. In some cases it requires close look at male antennae, in others a look at the underside of the wings in males. In some cases females cannot be distinguished (e.g. A. angusella and A. latifasciella)" (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
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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: North Carolina records come mainly from the Mountains, including sites with cove forests and northern hardwoods. Our one record from the Piedmont comes from a site adjacent to a rich bottomland stand of hardwoods
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Hickories, including Carya glabra, Carya ovalis, and Carya tomentosa (Neunzig, 1972)
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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 angusella - Hickory Leafstem Borer Moth

Photos: 17

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-20
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-07-23
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-07-23
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-24
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2018-06-21
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-15
Madison Co.
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