Moths of North Carolina
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21 NC Records

Marmara unidentified species - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea Family: GracillariidaeSubfamily: GracillariinaeTribe: [Gracillariini]P3 Number: 0.00 MONA Number: 718.01
Comments: The genus Marmara contains about 20 described species from North America and numerous undescribed species. Most species are monophagous, and the mines have been found on over 80 North American plant genera in 40 families (Eiseman et al., 2017). This suggests that there are dozens of undescribed species in the US. The adults have proven to be particularly challenging to rear, which has hampered the description of new species. We have several records for both adults and mines from North Carolina that are very likely undescribed species.
Identification
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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 Photo Gallery for Marmara unidentified species - No common name

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-08-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-03
Madison Co.
Comment: Unoccupied mines were on Sourwood leaves; initially a convoluted linear mine that became more blotch-like with time; there was no evidence of mining in the petioles or stem.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-07
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-07
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-04-23
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-03-16
Brunswick Co.
Comment: An unoccupied mine on Symplocos tinctoria.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-10-11
Burke Co.
Comment: An unknown Marmara that feeds on Symplocos tinctoria. The mine eventually extends down the petiole.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-09-30
Scotland Co.
Comment: An unknown Marmara that feeds on Symplocos tinctoria. The mine eventually extends down the petiole and into the stem.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-08-05
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-13
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan on 2021-03-12
Craven Co.
Comment: An unknown Marmara that feeds on Symplocos tinctoria. The mine eventually extends down the petiole and into the stem.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-03-09
Transylvania Co.
Comment: Two unoccupied Marmara mines of an unidentified species were on the stem of a sapling Sourwood.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-26
Madison Co.
Comment: On Clematis terniflora. The larvae feed initially on the epidermis, then move to the major veins. From there they appear to sometimes mine through the petiole into the stem.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-07-12
Buncombe Co.
Comment: a bark mine was on Boxelder.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-06-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-06-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-06-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-04
Onslow Co.
Comment: Probably an undescribed species.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-11-21
Rutherford Co.
Comment: On Symplocos tinctoria. The larva initially mines the epidermis, then moves into the major veins, then into the petiole and stem. Probably an undescribed species.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-11-21
Rutherford Co.
Comment: On Symplocos tinctoria. The larva initially mines the epidermis, then moves into the major veins, then the petiole and stem.