Moths of North Carolina
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Glyptocera consobrinella (Zeller, 1872) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800342.00 MONA Number: 5745.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (2003)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is typically pale ash-gray, with the base whitish and overlain with indian red (Forbes, 1953). The vertex of the head is also whitish. A dark patch is located in front of the antemedian line; in some cases this dark shading extends towards the thorax and is bordered with salmon and pale yellowish gray towards the costa. The antemedian is located more than 1/3 out from the base and is pale, bidentate, and defined outwardly with black. The postmedian is similar but more crenulate. The reniform is a dark bar with a reddish shade below. A dark terminal line also exists, which is somewhat broken into dots. Darker individuals with a strong reddish base are similar to Canarsia ulmiarrosorella but are distinguished by the white shading on the head, the dark shading before the antemedian, and by structural features of the head and antennae.
Wingspan: 20 mm (Forbes, 1923)
Adult Structural Features: The maxillary palps are large with broadly flattened scales and closely appressed to the frontal tuft and labial palps
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 Viburnums,including V. lentago and V. rafinesqueanum (Neunzig, 2003). Maple has also been reported but Neunzig (2003) believes this to be an error, possibly due to confusion with Viburnum acerifolium. Viburnum rafinesqueanum has been documented as a host plant in North Carolina (Neunzig, 1991)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Viburnum Thickets
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S3
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 Glyptocera consobrinella - No common name

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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-11
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-04-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-04-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-27
Madison Co.
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