Moths of North Carolina
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Canarsia ulmiarrosorella (Clemens, 1860) - Elm Leaftier Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800479.00 MONA Number: 5926.00
Species Status: "Similar to other mainly gray phycitines, but can be told with good photo" (Scholtens, 2017).
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is fuscous gray with white dusting (Forbes, 1923); our specimens are frequently reddish fuscous before the antermedian line, with the vertex and thorax the same color. The lines are black and double with a white filling; both are wavy but the postmedian is more irregular. The outer line of the antemedian is black and contrasting and is often followed by a patch of white a the inner margin. The discal bar is black and there is a series of fine, black, separate terminal dots.
Wingspan: 13-16 mm (Forbes, 1923)
Adult Structural Features: The shaft of the antennae has a sinus at the base that is filled with a large scale tuft.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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: Our records come mainly from semi-wooded residential neighborhoods but usually near mesic slopes or bottomland forests.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are leaf-tiers of American Elm (Neunzig, 2003)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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 Canarsia ulmiarrosorella - Elm Leaftier Moth

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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-05
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-24
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-09
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-01
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-17
Guilford Co.
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