Moths of North Carolina
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3 NC Records

Meroptera cviatella Dyar, 1905 - Poplar Bud Borer Moth

Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeP3 Number: 800346.00 MONA Number: 5786.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (2003)                                                                                 
Immatures and Development: The immature stages are apparently undescribed (Neunzig, 2003)
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 sole records for this species come from a watershed where cottonwoods are abundant and where we have records for other cottonwood specialists, such as the Big Poplar Sphinx.
Larval Host Plants: According to Heinrich (1956) and Neunzig (2003), Eastern Cottonwood is probably the only host plant for this species. Records from Lycopus and Amorpha are probably in error. - View
See also Habitat Account for General Poplar Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S1S2
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 Photo Gallery for Meroptera cviatella - Poplar Bud Borer Moth

Photos: 3

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-17
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2019-04-28
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-07-16
Cabarrus Co.