Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFPyralidae Members: 6 NC Records

Acrobasis minimella Ragonot, 1889 - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800177.00 MONA Number: 5657.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: 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: Host plants appear to be primarily upland species of oaks, but include species that inhabit both dry and mesic forests. We have too few records -- none with habitat descriptions -- to be certain about the associations of this species in North Carolina.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Oaks, including Q. alba, Q. rubra, Q. falcata, Q. laevis, Q. marilandica, and Q. velutina (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 S3S5
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 minimella - No Common Name

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-10-11
Burke Co.
Comment: An unoccupied mine on Scarlet Oak.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-10-11
Burke Co.
Comment: An unoccupied mine and frass tube on Scarlet Oak.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-11
Richmond Co.
Comment: An unoccupied frass tube on Quercus margaretiae.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-10
Moore Co.
Comment: An unoccupied frass tube on Quercus falcata.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-10
Moore Co.
Comment: An unoccupied frass tube on Quercus falcata.