Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFPyralidae Members: 58 NC Records

Vitula edmandsii (Packard, 1864) - Dried Fruit Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800239.00 MONA Number: 6007.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "Similar to other mainly gray phycitines, but can be told with good photo" (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
Distribution:
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:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are detritivores on plant and animal materials (Neunzig, 1996). They have been found in the nests of bumblebees, where they feed on wax, pollen, and the dead larvae of the bees. They also feed on dried fruit and on pine cones.
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See also Habitat Account for General Mixed Habitats
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
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 Vitula edmandsii - Dried Fruit Moth

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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-20
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-04-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-04-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-10-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Ed Corey, Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Tom Howard, Carol Tingley, Brian Bockhahn, and Van Cotter on 2021-09-30
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-07-21
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-06-12
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-06-12
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-04-19
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2020-07-22
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-11-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-11-01
Guilford Co.
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