Moths of North Carolina
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82 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, GBIF, BOLDTechnical 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) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
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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. - View
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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

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

Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-01
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-12
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-12
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2024-03-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2023-09-26
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-09-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper, Becky Watkins on 2023-07-30
Swain Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-26
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-06-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-05-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-04-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn on 2023-03-27
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-02-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-02-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-10-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2022-09-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2022-09-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-08-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Lior Carlson, Brian Bockhahn on 2022-08-09
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-26
Greene Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-25
Greene Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2022-07-03
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2022-07-03
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2022-07-03
Cumberland Co.
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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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