Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFCrambidae Members: 58 NC Records

Elophila obliteralis (Walker, 1859) - Waterlily Leafcutter Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: AcentropinaeTribe: NymphuliniP3 Number: 800729.00 MONA Number: 4755.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Synclita obliteralis); Beadle and Leckie (2012; as Synclita obliteralis)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Munroe (1972a)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "Females of tinealis and males of obliteralis can be confused. Need to know size and sex" (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
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 a wide range of aquatic plants
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Herbaceous Ponds
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
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 Elophila obliteralis - Waterlily Leafcutter Moth

57 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-18
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-07-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-07-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-09
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-04
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-06-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-05-02
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-28
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-10-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-10-02
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-09-30
Durham Co.
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