Moths of North Carolina
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28 NC Records

Canarsia ulmiarrosorella (Clemens, 1860) - Elm Leaftier Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800479.00 MONA Number: 5926.00
Species Status: "Similar to other mainly gray phycitines, but can be told with good photo" (Scholtens, 2017).
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is fuscous gray with white dusting (Forbes, 1923); our specimens are frequently reddish fuscous before the antermedian line, with the vertex and thorax the same color. The lines are black and double with a white filling; both are wavy but the postmedian is more irregular. The outer line of the antemedian is black and contrasting and is often followed by a patch of white a the inner margin. The discal bar is black and there is a series of fine, black, separate terminal dots.
Wingspan: 13-16 mm (Forbes, 1923)
Adult Structural Features: The shaft of the antennae has a sinus at the base that is filled with a large scale tuft.
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) ‚Č• 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 come mainly from semi-wooded residential neighborhoods but usually near mesic slopes or bottomland forests.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are leaf-tiers of elms (Forbes, 1923; Craighead et al., 1950; Schaffner, 1959; Baker, 1972; Heppner, 2007). The reported hosts include American Elm (Ulmus americana), Slippery Elm (U. rubra) and Rock Elm (U. thomasii). Forbes (1923) and Heppner (2007) reported this species to use hickories, but this needs additional verification. - View
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See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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 Canarsia ulmiarrosorella - Elm Leaftier Moth

37 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2024-06-07
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2024-04-29
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2024-04-01
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2023-09-11
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-09-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-08-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2023-06-18
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2023-05-17
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2023-05-17
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2023-05-17
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-08-31
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-11
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: John Petranka on 2022-05-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-05
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-24
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-09
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-01
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-14
Guilford Co.
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