Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFPyralidae Members: 18 NC Records

Acrobasis demotella Grote, 1881 - Walnut Shoot Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800166.00 MONA Number: 5674.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)Technical Description, Immature Stages: Neunzig (1972)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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 feed on Black Walnut preferentially, but also use Carya cordiformis and C. illionoensis (Neunzig, 1972)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S4
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 Acrobasis demotella - Walnut Shoot Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-24
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and J.B. Sullivan on 2019-06-30
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Leigh Anne Carter on 2016-04-26
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-05-14
Cabarrus Co.
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