Moths of North Carolina
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15 NC Records

Laetilia myersella Dyar, 1910 - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800562.00 MONA Number: 5951.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "The forewing of myersella is mostly white with strongly contrasting dark-brown to black areas" (Neungzig, 1997). L. fiskella is similar "but the forewings are generally darker with the fuscous or black more widespread and not contrasting as much with the paler areas of the wing."
Adult Structural Features: The labial palpus is oblique to upturned in this genus (Neunzig, 1997).
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Immatures and Development: The larvae feed on scale insects (Homoptera: Coccidae) occurring on pine (Neunzig, 1997).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Status in North Carolina
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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 Laetilia myersella - No common name

Photos: 14

Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper on 2023-05-21
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper on 2023-05-21
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-04-16
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-04-16
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-04-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-03-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-05-02
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-05-02
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-04-13
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2017-05-02
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-07-16
Cabarrus Co.
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