Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFPyralidae Members: 3 NC Records

Acrobasis caryaevorella Dyar, 1908 - Hickory Shoot Moth


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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800173.00 MONA Number: 5686.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)Technical Description, Immature Stages: Neunzig (1972, as Acrobasis caryivorella)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "All Acrobasis with a 3 are very tricky for ID. In some cases it requires close look at male antennae, in others a look at the underside of the wings in males. In some cases females cannot be distinguished (e.g. A. angusella and A. latifasciella)" (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
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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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Habitat is unrecorded at the one site in the Mountains where this species has been recorded in North Carolina
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Hickories and Black Walnut, with a preference for Carya tomentosa, C. glabra, and C. illinoensis (Neunzig, 1972)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-07-13
Cabarrus Co.
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